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by Olga Horak

eBook Austhwitz to Australia; a Holocaust Survivor's Memoir ePub
Author: Olga Horak
Language: English
ISBN: 0731809580
ISBN13: 978-0731809585
Publisher: Kangaroo Press (2000)
Pages: 147
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Published by Kangaroo Press (2000). From: Recycled Books (Baulkham Hills, NSW, Australia). ISBN 10: 0731809580 ISBN 13: 9780731809585.

Austhwitz to Australia; a Holocaust Survivor's Memoir. Select Format: Paperback. Release Date:January 2000.

Olga Horak (born 1926; née Rosenberger) is a Australian author and Holocaust survivor. Born in 1926 in Bratislava in what was then Czechoslovakia to Piroska (née Weiss; 1905–1945) and Hugo Rosenberger (1894–1944), she was transported by the Nazis to Auschwitz in 1944 and later, in early January 1945, aged 17, to Bergen-Belsen. She was the sole survivor of her family. Her sister, Judith (1925–1942) was murdered in Auschwitz in 1942.

Hirt is not the first to fabricate or exaggerate a Holocaust story, worrying historians who fear these voices encourage people who deny the deaths of six million people. Herman Rosenblat, a Polish survivor, embellished his 1993 memoir and made up some parts entirely, including the love story at its heart. At the time, historian Ken Waltzer wrote in the New Republic that he was alarmed by how quickly people accepted the story. This was not Holocaust education but miseducation, he said.

The hunger for Holocaust books is undimmed as publishers and museums .

The hunger for Holocaust books is undimmed as publishers and museums race to record the stories of the survivors. In her memoir Auschwitz to Australia, she describes the agony of five concentration camps and a death march in winter, together with her mother. One day after they were liberated from Bergen-Belsen, her mother died.

In 1942, Olga’s sister Judith was taken in a round up of 16-year-old Jewish boys and girls to Auschwitz. The couple arrived in Australia on 16 September 1949 where they established a business and had two children. Olga never saw her sister again. Out of fear, her father decided they needed to escape the country. When the children were young, they didn’t discuss their experiences because Olga wanted to maintain a happy home. But as the children grew older, they began to ask questions about their missing family members and Olga explained what had happened.

She and her husband John Horak emigrated to Australia in 1949 and established the Hibodress garment factory. Auschwitz to Australia – A Holocaust Survivor's Memoir, Simon & Schuster (Sydney), 2000 ISBN 978-0-7318-0958-5.

Olga Horak (born 1926, Bratislava) is an author and Holocaust survivor. Born in 1926 to Piroska Weiss (1905–1945) and Hugo Rosenberger (1894–1944), she was transported by the Nazis to Auschwitz in 1944 and later, in 1945, to Bergen-Belsen. She and her husband John Horak emigrated to Australia in 1949 and established the Hibodress garment factory. In 2000, she wrote her memoirs Auschwitz to Australia.

Memoir of a Holocaust survivor.
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