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Out on a Ledge: Enduring the Lodz Ghetto, Auschwitz, and Beyond Paperback – October 1, 2010


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  • Paperback: 276 pages
  • Publisher: Wicker Park Press Ltd (October 1, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0978967631
  • ISBN-13: 978-0978967635
  • Product Dimensions: 8.7 x 5.5 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #603,550 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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(Eva's) journey was long and painful, but its telling is honest and piercing, unsentimental and yet deeply moving. --MICHAEL BERENBAUM, Founding Director United States Holocaust Memorial Museum; Professorof Theology, American Jewish University

...a richly nuanced book that demonstrates her strength, courage, and luck during the Final Solution and her resiliency. We are lucky to have it. --DEBORAH E. LIPSTADT, Dorot Professor of Modern Jewish History and Holocaust Studies, Emory University; author of History on Trial: My Day in Court with a Holocaust Denier

Eva Libitzky s personal story of a teenaged Chasidic daughter who survives the Lodz Ghetto, Auschwitz, and other Nazi German concentration camps opens a valuable window with frank discussion of the traumas and stresses of suffering and survival. Co-author Fred Rosenbaum s research and extensive interviews with Eva and other survivors flesh out and detail her recollections. The memoir concludes with the moving struggle to build a new life in freedom in America. --ROBERT MOSES SHAPIRO, Professor of Judaic Studies, Brooklyn College; translator and editor of Isaiah Trunk s authoritative Lodz Ghetto: A History

...a richly nuanced book that demonstrates her strength, courage, and luck during the Final Solution and her resiliency. We are lucky to have it. --DEBORAH E. LIPSTADT, Dorot Professor of Modern Jewish History and Holocaust Studies, Emory University; author of History on Trial: My Day in Court with a Holocaust Denier

Eva Libitzky s personal story of a teenaged Chasidic daughter who survives the Lodz Ghetto, Auschwitz, and other Nazi German concentration camps opens a valuable window with frank discussion of the traumas and stresses of suffering and survival. Co-author Fred Rosenbaum s research and extensive interviews with Eva and other survivors flesh out and detail her recollections. The memoir concludes with the moving struggle to build a new life in freedom in America. --ROBERT MOSES SHAPIRO, Professor of Judaic Studies, Brooklyn College; translator and editor of Isaiah Trunk s authoritative Lodz Ghetto: A History

About the Author

Eva Libitzky was born and raised as a Gerer Chasid in Lodz, Poland, where she was confined by the Nazis for four and a half years in Europe s most impenetrable and longest-lasting ghetto. She was later tortured at Auschwitz-Birkenau, enslaved in the Oederan munitions factory, and quarantined in Theresienstadt during a typhus epidemic. In 1946, she married Martin Libitzky in a DP camp near Munich. After immigrating to America, the Libitzkys lived in Connecticut from 1949-1991, and currently reside in South Florida where Eva speaks in schools about her wartime experiences. The couple has three children, five grandchildren, and one great-granddaughter.

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By E Greene on October 14, 2010
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This moving, inspirational new book is excellent for readers of all backgrounds and religions. Eva Libitzky is an amazingly strong, courageous heroine who somehow survived Nazi concentration camps and started a new life in the United States.

I learned so much from this eye-opening, heart-pounding book, I bought a second copy for the university library. Out On A Ledge is an excellent gift for birthdays, Chanukkah, Christmas, and graduations. Filled with important, newly uncovered historical information.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Cathy D. Goldstein on October 31, 2010
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I have read many Holocaust stories. Each one seems to be unique in its' own way but Eva Libitzky's is truly remarkable. It tells a story that should be required reading for all schools. Don't start reading this book unless you have some time as you won't be able to put it down. I recommend it wholeheartedly.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Nancy Carpenter on July 21, 2013
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Beautifully written. Powerful story. Highly recommend this for a new view of some of what happened during WWII and the Holocaust. Thankful to Ms. LIbitzky for sharing her story and her insights.
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A most interesting book about a young Jewish girl named Eva. She was a Chasidic Jew who survived the Hell of the Lodz Ghetto, Auschwitz, and a small sub-camp of Flossenberg. It took me a while to get into this book, but, once I did I found it was really a good story. I also very much liked the forward of the book, written by Michael Berenbaum. The afterward of the book written by the author Fred Rosenbaum was also excellent. He gave a thorough explanation of how he obtained much of the information for this book. A very interesting and well written book and a wonderful piece of history.
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