By My Mother's Hand: As Told By Survivor Henry Melnick

· Michael Melnick
25 reviews

About this ebook

Holocaust survivor HENRY MELNICK was born in Lodz, Poland. Shortly after the Nazis occupied Poland in 1939, he was sent to do slave labour in the Nowy Sącz, Tarnów Ghettos and Szebnie camp. He was then transferred to Auschwitz-Birkenau, Buna, Dora-Mittelbau and Bergen-Belsen death camps. 

After his parents were murdered in the Belżec death camp, he became the sole survivor of his entire family. Post-liberation, Henry volunteered for the Israeli Army and fought for Israel’s independence. He immigrated to Canada in 1965 with his wife Hela and their two children. 

His story is one of strength and courage. His survival is nothing short of a miracle. 

25 reviews
Roy Templeton
April 22, 2016
This book is deeply moving and very inspiring. A truly wonderful account of one man's struggle to survive the horrors and brutality of the death camps. Everyone should read it and never forget.
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July 7, 2015
This is a book filled with tears, but with a story that needed to be told. Henry Melnik did an excellent job giving a full account of his experiences during one of history's most horrible moments. What it is i liked most about this book was that it gave an account of life after the concentration camp experience. We are coming to a place in world civilization where the generation that lived through the Nazi experience are dying out. It is so important that they get their stories told. If we forget these stories of man's inhumanity then we may repeat them.
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June 28, 2015
Once i started reading i couldnt stop. His story was amazing, he was one strong man. This book is 5 stars forsure, nothing less. I love reading memoirs of the holocaust, cant wait to read more.
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About the author

Henry Melnick grew up in Lodz, Poland. After the Nazis occupied the majority of Europe during World War II, he was forced to endure slave labour and was transferred among nearly a dozen different concentration camps. He emerged from the war as the sole survivor of his entire family.

Henry moved to Israel with his new wife Hela and fought for the nation's independence. Several years after his two children were born he moved to Toronto, Canada.

Henry passed away on his 91st birthday on June 25, 2013. His legacy remains in the form of By My Mother's Hand.

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