The Life of Miriam is Fascinating New Memoir Set in World War II

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Miriam Gerber’s memoirs has panoramic sweep: from Germany under Nazism, to interment in the Pyrenees, to emigration in the New World – complex, rewarding

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Jewish people have a very old history which got complicated during the Nazi regime. Jewish author Miriam Gerber invites readers to join her in remembering her life journey in The Life of Miriam.

In her memoir, the author gives readers a glimpse of what the Nazi regime was like, relating her experiences of discrimination, Crystal Night, and being deported to concentration camps. She includes snippets from her diary which remained intact, revealing her thoughts as a young girl. As she shares of happier times, she also pays tribute to the people who made an important impact on her life—her mother, her father, her sister and grandparents, to name a few. Readers can find out more about her fascinating life as they browse through the pages.

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About the Author
Miriam Gerber was born in 1922 in the German city of Worms, which has a very old Jewish history. After Crystal Night, her family moved to Heidelberg. In October 1940, all the Jews from that area were deported to a concentration camp in the Pyrenees in Vichy France. The family was lucky to be able to emigrate to a Jewish settlement in the Dominican Republic where they stayed during the war. In 1946, they were able to come to the United States. Now Gerber lives in a Jewish senior facility in Portland, Oregon.

The Life of Miriam * by Miriam Gerber
Publication Date: May 26, 2010
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 127 pages; 978-1-4500-9058-2
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