Holocaust Survivor Shares Story of Adaptation and Survival

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Author Teresa Fischlowitz records life of upheaval and change in "From Barbed Wire to Picket Fence."

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Author Teresa Fischlowitz spent her seventh birthday on a train. This train wasn’t heading to any sort of celebration for the young girl, it was heading to the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in Germany.

Fischlowitz’s memoir, “From Barbed Wire to Picket Fence: A Child Holocaust Survivor’s Dreams and Adaptability” (published by AuthorHouse), details her family’s rescue from the camp several months later and their subsequent journey as refugees.

“This book is the story of survival of the Holocaust through being ransomed to freedom,” Fischlowitz says, “and then survival and adapting to many different cultures, told from a point of view of a child growing up.”

Fischlowitz credits her adaptability and the example her parents set in helping her weather the constant change in her life; by the time she graduated high school, she attended 17 schools in six languages on three continents.

An excerpt from “From Barbed Wire to Picket Fence:”

“I think recalling my mother cooking for strangers and serving them three meals a day in her own home made a deep impression on me about her strength and adaptability. I may not have said anything about it at that time, but her example of adapting to the situation we were in was not lost on me.”

“From Barbed Wire to Picket Fence”
By Teresa Fischlowitz
Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 114 pages | ISBN 9781491863640
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 114 pages | ISBN 9781491863947
E-Book | 114 pages | ISBN 9781491863633
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author:

After a brief career as an opera singer in New York, Teresa Fischlowitz taught elementary school for more than 30 years in Los Angeles. In her retirement in San Diego, she is an avid supporter of opera and classical music.

AuthorHouse, an Author Solutions, LLC 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. For more information or to publish a book, visit authorhouse.com or call 1-888-519-5121. For the latest, follow @authorhouse on Twitter.

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