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Auschwitz lullaby, Mario Escobar ; translated by Gretchen Abernathy

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Auschwitz lullaby
Title
Auschwitz lullaby
Statement of responsibility
Mario Escobar ; translated by Gretchen Abernathy
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Contributor
Author
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
1943, Helene Hannemann is preparing her five children for the day when the German police arrive at her home. Her fears come true when the police 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. After a terrifying trek across the continent, Helene and her family arrive at Auschwitz and are thrown into the chaos of the camp. 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
Theme
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10692176
Cataloging source
DLC
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1971-
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Escobar, Mario
Dewey number
863/.7
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the Spanish
Literary form
fiction
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1971-
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Abernathy, Gretchen
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True
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  • Auschwitz (Concentration camp)
  • Romanies
  • Concentration camp inmates
  • World War, 1939-1945
Target audience
adult
Label
Auschwitz lullaby, Mario Escobar ; translated by Gretchen Abernathy
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Includes discussion questions
  • Originally published under the title: CanciÃ3n de cuna de Auschwitz ©2015 by HarperCollins Espanol, Nashville, Tennessee
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xiii, 281 pages
Isbn
9780785219958
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
Auschwitz lullaby, Mario Escobar ; translated by Gretchen Abernathy
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Includes discussion questions
  • Originally published under the title: CanciÃ3n de cuna de Auschwitz ©2015 by HarperCollins Espanol, Nashville, Tennessee
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xiii, 281 pages
Isbn
9780785219958
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print

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