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Born Survivors: Three Young Mothers and Their Extraordinary Story of Courage, Defiance and Survival

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Born Survivors is the story of three pregnant Jewish women, who all escaped death and the horrors of Auschwitz towards the end of the second world war by hiding their condition. Forced instead into slave labour at an armaments factory, the women - none of whom knew each other - were eventually sent on an horrendous mass-transport to Mauthausen concentration camp in Austria, certain that death awaited them. It was during this 17-day ordeal - which killed approximately half of the 1000 prisoners who began the journey - that the women each gave birth. None of the mothers weighed much more than 5 stone, while none of their infants weighed more than 3 pounds at birth. But against all these odds, and with the help of their fellow travellers, the generosity of the people of the towns and villages they passed through, and a handful of sympathetic guards, the mothers and their babies survived the final days of the war. The mothers and their children began new lives in different corners of the world, before the children discovered each other and the miracle births they all shared, at the 65th anniversary of the liberation of Mauthausen. Unsurprisingly, they formed an instant and intense bond, and are now ready to tell their remarkable stories.
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Born Survivors is the story of three pregnant Jewish women, who all escaped death and the horrors of Auschwitz towards the end of the second world war by hiding their condition. Forced instead into slave labour at an armaments factory, the women - none of whom knew each other - were eventually sent on an horrendous mass-transport to Mauthausen concentration camp in Austria, certain that death awaited them. It was during this 17-day ordeal - which killed approximately half of the 1000 prisoners who began the journey - that the women each gave birth. None of the mothers weighed much more than 5 stone, while none of their infants weighed more than 3 pounds at birth. But against all these odds, and with the help of their fellow travellers, the generosity of the people of the towns and villages they passed through, and a handful of sympathetic guards, the mothers and their babies survived the final days of the war. The mothers and their children began new lives in different corners of the world, before the children discovered each other and the miracle births they all shared, at the 65th anniversary of the liberation of Mauthausen. Unsurprisingly, they formed an instant and intense bond, and are now ready to tell their remarkable stories.*Forward lean.*

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Author Wendy Holden
Publisher Sphere
Place London
Year 2015
ISBN 9780751557398
Binding Paperback
Condition Good
Comments Forward lean.

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