The Resource Auschwitz lullaby : a novel, Mario Escobar

Auschwitz lullaby : a novel, Mario Escobar

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Auschwitz lullaby : a novel
Title
Auschwitz lullaby
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Mario Escobar
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Language
eng
Summary
On an otherwise ordinary morning in 1943, Helene Hannemann is preparing her five children for the day when the German police arrive at her home. Helene's worst fears come true when the police, under strict orders from the SS, demand that her children and husband, all of Romani heritage, be taken into custody. Though Helene is German and safe from the forces invading her home, she refuses to leave her family--sealing her fate in a way she never could have imagined. After a terrifying trek across the continent, Helene and her family arrive at Auschwitz and are thrown into the chaos of the camp. Her husband, Johann, is separated from them, but Helene remains fiercely protective of her children and those around her. When the powers-that-be discover that Helene is not only a German but also a trained nurse, she is forced into service at the camp hospital, which is overseen by the notorious Dr. Mengele himself. Helene is under no illusions in terms of Dr. Mengele's intentions, but she agrees to cooperate when he asks her to organize a day care and school for the Romani children in the camp. Though physically and emotionally brutalized by the conditions at Auschwitz, Helene musters the strength to protect the children in her care at any cost. Through sheer force of will, Helene provides a haven for the children of Auschwitz--an act of kindness and selflessness so great that it illuminates the darkest night of human history. Based on a true story, Mario Escobar's Auschwitz Lullaby demonstrates the power of sacrifice and the strength of human dignity--even when all hope seems lost
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Summary
When the Nazis arrest her Romany husband and children, Helene Hanneman accompanies them to Auschwitz-Birkenau, where she records in her diary the horrors she sees as she runs a nursery and attempts to protect children from Mengele
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10692176
Cataloging source
AU-TuBDP
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1971-
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Escobar, Mario
Dewey number
863.7
Index
no index present
Intended audience
Adult
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1971-
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  • Abernathy, Gretchen
  • Escobar, Mario
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True
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World War, 1939-1945
Target audience
adult
Label
Auschwitz lullaby : a novel, Mario Escobar
Link
https://fe.bolindadigital.com/wldcs_bol_fo/b2i/productDetail.html?productId=HUS_507413&b2bSite=1545
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Publication
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Downloadable Book
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
9780785219941-HUS1304367-000
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
Access restricted to registered members of City Libraries
Isbn
9780785219941
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Auschwitz lullaby : a novel, Mario Escobar
Link
https://fe.bolindadigital.com/wldcs_bol_fo/b2i/productDetail.html?productId=HUS_507413&b2bSite=1545
Publication
Note
Downloadable Book
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
9780785219941-HUS1304367-000
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
Access restricted to registered members of City Libraries
Isbn
9780785219941
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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