Remember Us - Vic Shayne & Martin Small

Remember Us

By Vic Shayne & Martin Small

  • Release Date: 2009-10-01
  • Genre: History
Remember Us book review score

5 Score: 5 (From 70 Ratings)

Remember Us Vic Shayne & Martin Small Book Review Score: ★★★★★ 5/5 stars

A New York Times Best Seller!

Remember Us is a look back at the lost world of the shtetl: a wise Zayde offering prophetic and profound words to his grandson, the rich experience of Shabbos, and the treasure of a loving family. All this is torn apart with the arrival of the Holocaust, beginning a crucible fraught with twists and turns so unpredictable and surprising that they defy any attempt to find reason within them.

From work camps to the partisans of the Nowogrudek forests, from the Mauthausen concentration camp to life as a displaced person in Italy, and from fighting the Egyptian army in a tiny Israeli kibbutz in 1948 to starting a new life in a new world in New York, this book encompasses the mythical “hero’s journey” in very real historical events. Through the eyes of 91-year-old Holocaust survivor Martin Small, we learn that these priceless memories that are too painful to remember are also too painful to forget.

Skyhorse Publishing, along with our Arcade, Good Books, Sports Publishing, and Yucca imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of biographies, autobiographies, and memoirs. Our list includes biographies on well-known historical figures like Benjamin Franklin, Nelson Mandela, and Alexander Graham Bell, as well as villains from history, such as Heinrich Himmler, John Wayne Gacy, and O. J. Simpson. We have also published survivor stories of World War II, memoirs about overcoming adversity, first-hand tales of adventure, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

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User reviews about this book

  • Remember Us

    5
    By Lynne/Gerta
    I have read many, many books on the Holocaust but this book is by far the best! Beautifully written and extremely touching.
  • An Unbearable Tragedy

    5
    By Sistergmw
    When I was a very young child, my Dad told the story of the Jews murdered in WWII. I was very upset and asked him why this happened to them. In one word, he said, " JEALOUSY." And so, Martin Small confirms this judgment in his remembrance. My Dad was Jewish, spoke both German and Yiddish, but would never admit to being Jewish. He died when I was 17 years old, so I never got the chance to really question him. He was a convert from Lutherism to Catholicism when he was 16 years old. His parents came from Karlsruhe , Germany, but he and his siblings were born in the USA. I'm proud of my Jewish heritage! Sister G. M. Wagner
  • Remember Us

    5
    By Ralphnun1
    An unbelievable true story, that I hope everyone reads,to know and acknowledge the true story of pure hell Jews went through with the Nazi's.
  • Powerful

    5
    By Doug0761
    Must read.

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