Books

My Hometown Concentration Camp: A Survivor’s Account to Life in the Krakow Ghetto and Plaszow Concentration Camp

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(Library of Holocaust Testimonies, Paperback – 04-01-2008)
My Hometown Concentration Camp tells the story of the young Bernard Offen’s endurance and survival of the Krakow Ghetto and five concentration camps, including Plaszow and Auschwitz-Birkenau, until his liberation near Dachau by American troops in 1945. The author tells of his experiences in the ghetto and camps and how he set out, after the war, in search of his brothers, eventually finding them in Italy with the Polish Army. Having returned to the United States, Bernard Offen was drafted into the US Army to serve in the Korean War. After the war, he founded his own business and built a family, both helping to restore a sense of normality to his life. This was the start of his own unique process of healing that led, ultimately, to his retirement and decision to dedicate his life to educating audiences around the world about his experiences during the Holocaust. Bernard Offen’s story recounts his one-man journey across America, Europe, Israel, and back to his native Poland.

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Other Books by the Offen Brothers:

To Life: A Story of Survival by Nathan Offen

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Nathan Offen endured slave labor, ghetto confinement, and much torture when he and his brother, Sam were imprisoned at the Mauthauzen death camp.  To Life! depicts the struggles of the Polish Jews during Hitler’s era.  It also concentrates on how Nathan Offen was able to endure traumatic experiences, for almost six years, under Nazi brutality.  Nathan has shared his experiences with high school classes and college groups.

To Life! depicts not only the struggles of the Polish Jews during Hitler’s era, but it also concentrates on how Nathan Offen was able to endure traumatic experiences and emerge as an energetic and productive individual. Let this book be your inspiration. Contact Nathan via email to order. All orders take up to six weeks.

When Hope Prevails: The Personal Triumph of a Holocaust Survivor by Sam Offen

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Sam Offen, in his own words, was born on earth, lived in hell, and is now living in paradise.  Sam was born in Krakow, Poland, 1921.  During the Nazi regime, he suffered slave labor, ghetto confinement, and concentration camp horror.  More than fifty members of his immediate and extended family were killed.

And yet, despite the pain he has faced, Sam’s story is one of triumph and hope.  For years, Offen has shared his experiences with groups at schools, at universities, and at Holocaust Memorial Center in Farmington Hills Michigan.  With the urging of his family and the many people who were moved by his speaking, he was persuaded to put his story in writing. Contact Sam via email to order. All orders take up to six weeks.