Five Chimneys: The Story of Auschwitz

by Olga Lengyel (Author)

Editorial Reviews

Midwest Book Review
Having lost her husband, her parents, and her two young sons to the Nazi
exterminators, Olga Lengyel had little to live for during her seven-month
internment in Auschwitz. Only Lengyel's work in the prisoners' underground
resistance and the need to tell this story kept her fighting for survival. She
survived by her wit and incredible strength. Despite her horrifying closeness to
the subject, Five Chimneys: A Woman Survivor's True Story of Auschwitz does not
retreat into self-pit or sensationalism. When Five Chimneys was first published
(two years after World War II ended), Albert Einstein was so moved by her story
that he wrote a personal letter to Lengyel, thanking her for her "very frank,
very well written book". Today, with "ethnic cleansing" in Bosnia, and neo-Nazis
on the rise in western Europe, we cannot afford to forget the grisly lessons of
the Holocaust. Five Chimneys is a stark reminder that the unspeakable can happen
wherever and whenever ethnic hatreds, religious bigotries, and racial
discriminations are permitted to exist.

Product Details

Paperback: 231 pages
Publisher: Academy Chicago Publishers; 2Rev Ed edition (October 1, 1995)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0897333764



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