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  • My Family's Survival

  • The True Story of How the Shwartz Family Escaped the Nazis and Survived the Holocaust
  • By: Aviva Gat
  • Narrated by: Callie Beaulieu, Neil Hellegers
  • Length: 9 hrs and 38 mins
  • Categories: History, Europe
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Summary

For the Shwartz family, survival was the only option. Their will to live, and a bit a luck, kept the family safe during the Holocaust, bringing them across Eastern Europe all the way to Israel.

In 1937, the Shwartz family lived a calm life in their small village in Poland. Fifteen-year-old Rachel liked to sing and go out dancing at a local night club, while her older brother David was busy running a farm and raising a family with his wife Hinda. But all that changed when the war reached Butla.  

First, the Russians came and kicked them out of their house. Then, the Nazis came to cart them off. But the Shwartz family resisted. David decided that no matter what, his family would not be taken captive. Instead, he snuck his family out of their village, through a large forest, and into Hungary, a place that was supposed to be safe. But that didn't last long. Again the Shwartz family found themselves on the run, escaping prison, Nazis, and bombings.

My Family's Survival is the incredible true story of how the Shwartz family survived the Holocaust. It is a powerful tale of one family's triumph during history's darkest moments.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2019 Aviva Gat (P)2020 Tantor

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Fantastic

So glad I purchased this book, I completely enjoyed every minute of it. An amazing and fascinating story of how a family overcame the odds and their struggle through various countries seeking safety. It is mind boggling what they endured and left me filled with admiration for their sheer determination to survive, right down to the youngest of them. A truly amazimg family.and a beautifully put together story.

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  • Ian
  • 11-08-20

One of the best!

Most of the audiobooks I listen to are about WWII and the Holocaust... This was definitely one of the best! I highly recommend it!

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  • Sarah
  • 06-10-20

A real insight to what so many ppl went through.

Amazing book. An easy read. defiantly loved the narration of this book. It was a rairity 2 have an entire family survive as David's family did Not his siblings only rachelle but his family with his wife.. That in it if itself was a blessing.. Great book and defiantly recommend..

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  • paula wright
  • 27-08-20

Very interesting story

I really enjoyed this audio version. Good character development A lot of close calls for this Jewish family. Good and bad gentiles and Jews alike This family sure traveled a lot to stay one step ahead of the nazi. A lot of close calls and God watched over them because at least several families stayed intact