The first years of their lives were full of light, happiness and tenderness. Then came the war and the deportation to Auschwitz, while some of the children were born there. Separated from their families in the “children’s barracks” inside the camp, subjected to experiments, facing constant malnutrition, yearning for their families, for a warm bed and affection… Alwin Meyer spent entire decades searching for the children of Auschwitz all over the world and they recounted to him him —most of them for the first time— their experiences from a childhood indelibly marked by death and their struggle to find their lost identity and regain their hope in life.

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    Children in Auschwitz – the dark heart of a dark history. Either deported with their families to Auschwitz or born there under unimaginable conditions, only a few survived. And those that did bore lifelong scars of their suffering, both on their bodies and souls. Their prisoner numbers, tattooed on their forearms or legs, grew with them. Auschwitz is ever-present. The pain is ever-present. Day and night: their separation from parents and siblings, the segregated children’s barracks, the inhumane experiments conducted upon them, the constant hunger, their longing for family, for a warm bed, for security.

    Upon release, many no longer knew their names, their ages, their origins. Nearly all were orphans. For many years they could trust no one, were forced to economize all their strength, were full of fear. How does one learn to live again after Auschwitz?

    Over the course of decades Alwin Meyer patiently sought out the children of Auschwitz, listened to them with great empathy, and finally gained their trust. Many revealed to him for the first time details of life in the concentration camp, of a childhood where dying a natural death was unconceivable.

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    Weight 1500 g
    Dimensions 17 × 24 cm
    Pages 704
    Images 121
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  • October 2019
    • ΜΕΓΙΕΡ, ΑΛΒΙΝ

      Συγγραφέας και δημοσιογράφος. Γεννήθηκε το 1950 στο Κλόπενμπουργκ (Γερμανία). Από το 1972 ερευνά σε πολλές χώρες τα ίχνη των ελάχιστων παιδιών που επέζησαν από το Άουσβιτς. Έχει κάνει πολλές εκθέσεις και ένα ντοκιμαντέρ, διάρκειας εξήντα λεπτών, και έχει δημοσιεύσει βιβλία και πολλά άρθρα. Το πρώτο του βιβλίο γι’ αυτό το θέμα δημοσιεύτηκε το 1990 με τίτλο Die Kinder von Auschwitz [Τα παιδιά του Άουσβιτς]. 1995: Έκδοση στα ιαπωνικά. 2015: Vergiss deinen Namen nicht – Die Kinder von Auschwitz [Μην ξεχάσεις το όνομά σου – Τα παιδιά του Άουσβιτς]. 2016: The Children of Auschwitz, αγγλόφωνη, ιδιωτική έκδοση. Επιπλέον, στις δεκαετίες του 1970 και 1980, δημοσίευσε μαζί με τον Karl-Klaus Rabe πολλά βιβλία για το θέμα της ακροδεξιάς, μεταξύ των οποίων τα Rechtsextremismus unter Jugendlichen, Phantomdemokraten oder Die alltägliche Gegenwart der Vergangenheit και Unsere Stunde, die wird kommen – Rechtsextremismus unter Jugendlichen, για το οποίο οι δυο συγγραφείς τιμήθηκαν, το 1982, από το Ίδρυμα Friedrich Ebert με το βραβείο «Das politische Buch des Jahres» [Το Πολιτικό Βιβλίο της Χρονιάς]. Άλλες δημοσιεύσεις: Lebenszeichen – Gesehen in Auschwitz (μαζί με τους Christoph Heubner και Jürgen Pieplow), 1979, Alle NS-Opfer anerkennen und entschädigen (μαζί με τον Thomas Lutz), 1987, και In dunkler Zeit – Kinder im belagerten Leningrad, ομοίως το 1987, καθώς και το Einst kommt der Tag der Rache – Die rechtsextreme Herausforderung 1945 bis heute, το 1991 (μαζί με την Anne Huhn).

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DO NOT FORGET YOUR NAME. The children of Auschwitz

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The first years of their lives were full of light, happiness and tenderness. Then came the war and the deportation to Auschwitz, while some of the children were born there. Separated from their families in the “children’s barracks” inside the camp, subjected to experiments, facing constant malnutrition, yearning for their families, for a warm bed and affection… Alwin Meyer spent entire decades searching for the children of Auschwitz all over the world and they recounted to him him —most of them for the first time— their experiences from a childhood indelibly marked by death and their struggle to find their lost identity and regain their hope in life.

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