AuthorHouse Observes National Holocaust Remembrance Week with Surviving Authors

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AuthorHouse Publishing shares Holocaust survivors’ legacies as lessons for future generations to “never let it happen again.”


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AuthorHouse Publishing, the leading provider of self-publishing and book marketing services for authors around the globe, shares Holocaust survivors’ stories this National Holocaust Remembrance Week.

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum will lead the country in commemorating Days of Remembrance this week. This year’s theme is Choosing to Act: Stories of Rescue. AuthorHouse has chosen to support the week by showcasing select survivor legacies from their roster of authors in order to help preserve their stories and lessons for future generations. These include:

Shony A. Braun, My Heart Is a Violin: Pulitzer Prize-nominated concert violinist and composer Shony A. Braun survived being shot in the chest and left to die in Dachau to compose his masterpiece, Symphony of the Holocaust.        

Ingrid Epstein Elefant, A Time of Silence: Ingrid Epstein Elefant sadly passed away last November. Having survived the Holocaust thanks to the “kindness and generosity of non- Jews,” A Time of Silence is her legacy for future generations.

Piri Piroska Bodnar, Out of the Shadows: The Bodnars deliver a message of hope and remembrance springing from their experiences of forced labor, near starvation and transfers from labor camps to death camps. “We must never forget,” the Bodnars tell us. “For hate in its extreme can take us to the very abyss of inhumanity.”

David Groen, Jew Face: Groen records his parents, Nardus and Sipora Groens’, love story, one of “unimaginable courage in order to avoid detection and almost certain death at the hands of the Nazis.”

Alter Wiener, From a Name to a Number: Alter Wiener has received some 46,000 letters from people thanking him for saving them from the depths of despair and even suicide. He says this about the importance of leaving his Survivor Testimony for future generations:

“None of my hundreds of close and distant relatives had a funeral; there are no graves and no anniversaries of their demise. I am the only one left to cry for all of them. Still, I am determined not to be bitter but better. The Germans enslaved me for three years but I am determined not be enslaved to anger for the rest of my life. Just as the homosexuals, the Jehovah’s Witnesses, communists and others were murdered not for what they had done or said but for what they were, so was I a victim of insane cruelty for no offense or sin, just for my faith. Regretfully it may happen again if we let prejudice and evil reign.”


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AuthorHouse, an Author Solutions, Inc. self-publishing imprint, is a leading provider of book publishing, marketing, and bookselling services for authors around the globe and offers the industry’s only suite of Hollywood book-to-film services. Committed to providing the highest level of customer service, AuthorHouse assigns each author personal publishing and marketing consultants who provide guidance throughout the process. Headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana, AuthorHouse will celebrate 15 years of service to authors in Sept. 2011.For more information or to publish a book visit or call 1-888-519-5121. For the latest, follow @authorhouse on Twitter.

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