• Living a Life that Matters

  • From Nazi Nightmare to American Dream
  • By: Ben Lesser
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Silverman, Ben Lesser
  • Length: 8 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Release date: 12-09-14
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Remembrance Publishing
  • 5 out of 5 stars 4.8 (10 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

In this engaging, inspiring, and educational Holocaust survivor memoir, Ben Lesser invites listeners to revisit a time in history when the world went mad. Learn how this ordinary, young Jewish teenager from Krakow, Poland, survived through extraordinary times living in ghettos, enduring four concentrations camps -- including Auschwitz, Buchenwald and Dachau -- two death marches, and two death trains. After liberation from Dachau, the Holocaust survivor slowly healed, eventually recovering physically from his near-death experience. At age 18 – penniless, uneducated, and unable to speak English – he made his way to the USA and succeeded in living the American Dream.
One of the most important rags-to-riches biographies by Holocaust survivors, as a teacher, bearing witness to the past and teaching students of all ages the important values of tolerance, democracy, respect for human dignity, and decency. Ben's determination to achieve his dreams—despite horror and tragedy—is a harrowing nonfiction account of his life that will inspire you to achieve your own dreams.
Narrated in part by actor/producer/director Jonathan Silverman, Son of Rabbi Hillel Silverman and grandson of Rabbi Morris Silverman. "I am honored to help share the remarkable story of this remarkable man. Ben Lesser is a survivor in every sense. The important message of Ben's journey is Zachor: Remember. I will never forget my time with Ben, working together to help make this incredible audio book come to life, for present and future generations."
©2012 Ben Lesser (P)2014 Ben Lesser and Remembrance Publishing LLC
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5 out of 5 stars
By Abigail on 03-12-18

Could not stop listening!!! Unbelievable story, one of the best readings if not the best.

I have read and listened to many many books and stories about the holocaust. If I could have I would have listened in one sit. The story is amazing, the narrator is also great. I give an overall of 7 stars!!!

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5 out of 5 stars
By Robin on 11-09-16


I so loved this story; fun to have a recognizable voice for narration. I fell in love with Mr. Lesser and his indomitable spirit.

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