- Publisher: Ithaca Press (2008)
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00142DIJS
- Product Dimensions: 7.9 x 5.2 x 0.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,244,729 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Fifth Diamond Paperback – 2008
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At this point i think it is well worth recapping the many miracles we have extracted from the story of Irene Weisberg Zisblatt, an iconic and triumphant holocaust survivor who:
managed to save 4 diamonds from being discovered by the Germans through repeatedly swallowing, defecating and retrieving them again for 15 months without contracting any life threatening diseases, despite not being able to clean them properly, or clean them at all in at least one instance
managed to survive having viruses injected under her fingernails by Dr. Joseph Mengele without contracting any threatening diseases
managed to survive having chemicals injected into her eyes by Dr. Mengele, apparently without any eye health issues
managed to survive several days with no food or clean water in a filthy dungeon ankle deep in contaminated water in which she and her fellow prisoners defecated, sustaining herself by drinking the water in which they stood, once again without contracting any threatening diseases
managed to survive having her tattoo removed through a series of experimental procedures, each lasting "hours at a time" over the course of a week to ten days, and which included "injecting", "pulling", "cutting" and "digging", without anesthesia, and apparently without leaving a scar, due in part to the help of a sympathetic nurse who "worked for the underground" and placed pressure on the wound to stop the bleeding while Dr. Mengele was preoccupied
managed to avoid a lethal injection ordered by Dr.Read more ›
The Authors lies have been exposed 100 times over...the events portrayed are completely impossible and and even outlandish, as somehow she finds herself at the center of every single atrocity that was committed against the Jewish people during World War 2.....
This book will eventually be put in the fiction section, like so many other 'true' holocaust stories..(such as 'Angel at the Fence' and 'Misha: A Memoir Of The Holocaust Years')..But for now we must make sure that these imaginative works are exposed for what they are.
Advertising them as 'true' while being so obviously fake, only gives ammunition to those that would deny the Holocaust ever happened...they do a great disservice to those that actually survived..and indeed those that died in those terrible times...
By the way..it is actually the fear of being called a 'Holocaust Denier' that make people afraid to call out liars like Irene Zisblatt..although she is regarded as somewhat an embarrassment to Holocaust Scholars..she still gets a forum at schools in America, where she traumatises and terrorises kids with her vile fantasies, during lengthy talks,...which largely seem to be racist tirades against the German and Central European people..
Please just do some research before you call me a 'Denier' (and others that have given this book a negative review)..I am far from that....it is the fact that these false stories give the Deniers real 'proof' that their theories are correct, that drives me to take such a hard line on the seemingly innocuous, but actually very damaging Irene Zisblatt.
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A work of pure fiction and lies. There really isn't much more to say regarding this fantasy but I'll try any way. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Craig Midgley
If anyone is under any doubt that this book is full of lies and deceit, then I challenge anyone reading this to watch the youtube documentary in full called The Last Days Of The... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Ellison J. Peterson
This women came to my school and spoke to us. You could see and feel how hurt she was when she told her story. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Crafty
This is a very touching story. It is very easy to read and if you're a non-fiction fan and a Holocaust memoir fan like me, you will love this book. Read morePublished on January 17, 2013 by Christopher A. Bowman
Story very well told! The lived experience of the woman in the story told of her reluctance to go back to where she had lived. Read morePublished on May 22, 2012 by Georgia White
This was a remarkable book, one you just couldn't put down. Poignant and inspirational, this book is a testament to the strength of the human spirit.Published on May 29, 2011 by desire'
I shed quite a few tears reading this beautifully written account of the horrifying years Irene suffered while under Nazi control. Read morePublished on March 11, 2010 by onemanwreckingcrew
Irene Weisberg Zisblatt's memoir, The Fifth Diamond, is a mostly true story of a Holocaust survivor who was taken from her Slovakian town in spring 1944 to Auschwitz-Birkenau,... Read morePublished on December 27, 2009 by Kenneth Waltzer
It's deeply disturbing to contemplate the motives of Mrs. Zisblatt, her publisher and marketers of _The Fifth Diamond_ to promote this ludicrous book as truth, since most honest... Read morePublished on March 17, 2009 by Loretta Dillon