Auschwitz #34207

  • by Nancy Sprowell Geise
  • Narrated by Richard Rieman
  • 5 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Seventy years ago, Joe Rubinstein walked out of a Nazi concentration camp.
Until now, his story has been hidden from the world.
Shortly before dawn on a frigid morning in Radom, Poland, twenty-one year-old Joe answered a knock at the door of the cottage he shared with his widowed mother and siblings. German soldiers forced him onto a crowded open-air truck. Wearing only an undershirt and shorts, Joe was left on the truck with no protection from the cold. By the next morning, several around him would be dead. From there, things got worse for young Joe, much worse. Joe arrived at Auschwitz April 30, 1942, and until now, has never revealed what he did to stay alive.
Joe's story is a remarkable account of enduring several of the most notorious Nazi concentration camp and, it is a story of love and the ultimate triumph-the triumph of the human spirit. While the Nazis took everything else, they were unable to take Joe's love of life, his affection for others, and his unassailable joy. His is a story of unconquerable courage and discovering light in the darkest of places.
From the ashes of his past, Joe would find a way to rebuild his life. Barefooted when he was taken by the Nazis, he would become one of New York's' leading shoe designers - shoes sought after by First Ladies and movie stars alike.

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Fascinating account of a survivor

Would you listen to Auschwitz #34207 again? Why?

I very rarely listen to a book a second time. This was a very good book, however. Joe's story seems incredible but still very believable. He delivers an authentic account of unspeakable atrocities that he witnessed. It is hard to fathom how the death camps operated for as long as they did. History provided by people like this author are very important reminders that we must be vigilant to recognize evil and cut it off before it can grow to such extremes.


What was one of the most memorable moments of Auschwitz #34207?

Many memorable moments are in this book. The various types of mistreatment that people are capable of inflicting upon others, may stick with me forever.


Which scene was your favorite?

Not a particular scene, but watching Joe's life flourish after the war, both personally and in business was certainly gratifying.


If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

The unbelievable capacity of man.


Any additional comments?

I received this book free of charge in exchange for an unbiased and truthful review.

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- AdaChaDad

Strength, luck and hope

This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of AudiobookBlast dot com."

I am amazed at this gentle and resilience! This is a harrowing yet amazing story of strength, hope and love. I am so grateful that this story has been told. In the epilogue I found myself reaching for the tissues.
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- Kimberly Coyne

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-12-2016
  • Publisher: Nancy Sprowell Geise