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The Last Goodbye

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Each of the six million men, women and children who died in the Nazi concentration camps during the Second World War was a human being with dreams of their own. The few who survived all had stories to tell of their desperate fight to survive, physically and mentally. Most can never forget the 'Last Goodbye' as they saw loved ones for the last time. In the summer of 1944, with the Russians advancing, the whole Ghetto population of Lodz including Edith Hofmann were herded into cattle trucks and sent to Auschwitz. She was aged only 17 and one of the lucky ones. For the majority it was their final journey. A small group of people were selected for work. So, with her hair shaved off and deprived of all her possessions, she travelled to Kristianstadt, a labour camp in Silesia to work in an underground munitions factory. In January 1945, with the Russians approaching again, she was sent off on a Death March across snow covered Germany to Bavaria. There cattle trucks were waiting for her. Spending a week in crowded conditions without food or water she arrived in Bergen Belsen on 15th March. A month later she was liberated. In 1946, after the liberation and destruction of the death camps, she came to England, studying and becoming a teacher in London. In the 1970s she went to art classes, which inspired her to interpret her memories in a more visual way. Her paintings are reproduced in her book The Last Goodbye, accompanied by some equally powerful and emotive poems. Edith now lives with her husband in Hereford. She has three children and six grandchildren.

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Author(s):
Edith Hofmann
Condition:
As new
Edition:
2007
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
1903607825
ISBN-13:
9781903607824
Number of pages:
57
Publisher:
Able
Title:
The Last Goodbye

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Each of the six million men, women and children who died in the Nazi concentration camps during the Second World War was a human being with dreams of their own. The few who survived all had stories to tell of their desperate fight to survive, physically and mentally. Most can never forget the 'Last Goodbye' as they saw loved ones for the last time. In the summer of 1944, with the Russians advancing, the whole Ghetto population of Lodz including Edith Hofmann were herded into cattle trucks and sent to Auschwitz. She was aged only 17 and one of the lucky ones. For the majority it was their final journey. A small group of people were selected for work. So, with her hair shaved off and deprived of all her possessions, she travelled to Kristianstadt, a labour camp in Silesia to work in an underground munitions factory. In January 1945, with the Russians approaching again, she was sent off on a Death March across snow covered Germany to Bavaria. There cattle trucks were waiting for her. Spending a week in crowded conditions without food or water she arrived in Bergen Belsen on 15th March. A month later she was liberated. In 1946, after the liberation and destruction of the death camps, she came to England, studying and becoming a teacher in London. In the 1970s she went to art classes, which inspired her to interpret her memories in a more visual way. Her paintings are reproduced in her book The Last Goodbye, accompanied by some equally powerful and emotive poems. Edith now lives with her husband in Hereford. She has three children and six grandchildren.

Author(s):
Edith Hofmann
Condition:
As new
Edition:
2007
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
1903607825
ISBN-13:
9781903607824
Number of pages:
57
Publisher:
Able
Title:
The Last Goodbye

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