A Gypsy In Auschwitz: How I Survived the Horrors of the ‘Forgotten Holocaust’

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A Gypsy In Auschwitz: How I Survived the Horrors of the ‘Forgotten Holocaust’

A Gypsy In Auschwitz: How I Survived the Horrors of the ‘Forgotten Holocaust’

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Even his children are living with the horrors seeing their father so upset and riddled with memories taunting him years later. A Gypsy In Auschwitz: How I Survived the Horrors of the “Forgotten Holocaust” by Otto Rosenberg was a very poignant and heartfelt memoir. The police left and the military tookover the transport - when he turned 16 the train arrived in Auschwitz. This memoir is a historical account of survival, and should be added to a reading list at schools for those wanting to learn more about the history of Holocaust.

It was fascinating just how much he was able to talk himself into and out of, which might be why he focused more on that. Otto had such a kind soul, he was hard working from a young age and always took pride in what he did as well as being willing to help anyone, ever in dyer circumstances. It was very harrowing to read what those innocent people were put through, and it was extremely sad to read about how they become numb to what they were seeing and experiencing, I honestly can’t even begin to imagine the turmoil they must of felt. There are some truly heinous crimes against humanity described here which should horrify anybody reading this book. He was sentenced to three months and three weeks in youth detention for sabotage - and theft of Wahrmacht property.

This is one book that if you enjoy reading about the terrible things that happened in the past then you should check this one out because it gives you the facts without making you feel terrible. I feel almost as if he whitewashed some of his experiences to make them less gruesome to the reader. Thank you, NetGalley and Octopus Publishing US, Monoray, for the advanced copy of A Gypsy In Auschwitz in exchange for my honest review.

In fact it makes it all the more horrifying, because we know, that having endured unimaginable suffering, he would have as many did, found it difficult to talk about his experiences. What's equally important is the intergenerational trauma - epigenetic trauma is fascinating and tragic. According to author of Representing the Holocaust in Children's Literature, Lydia Kokkola, it is 'one of the very few books about the Gypsy Holocaust for young readers'. The book is pieced together from his memories and accounts of surviving Auschwitz and other brutal camps. Forcing these communities to break cultural laws for the placement of rubbish and washing adds an additional layer of humiliation to their treatment.

I really enjoyed this memoir written about ww2 concentration camp atrocities by Otten Rosenberg, A Gypsy In Auschwitz, on racially forced labour camps in Nazi Germany. He discusses issues related to community, intergenerational trauma and memory with clarity and courage.



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