I Shall Live: Surviving the Holocaust Against All Odds

I Shall Live: Surviving the Holocaust Against All Odds


    I Shall Live: Surviving the Holocaust Against All Odds execution by playing a role in the greatest hoax ever pulled on the upper echelons of Nazi commandOrenstein s lucid prose recreates this horrific time in history and his constant struggle for survival as the Nazis move him and his brothers through five concentration camps His description of their roles in the fake Chemical Commando sheds new light on an incredible and generally unknown event in the history of the Holocaust This edition of I Shall Live contains new evidence about this false Commando, including letters signed to and from Himmler himself."/>
  • Paperback
  • 336 pages
  • I Shall Live: Surviving the Holocaust Against All Odds
  • Henry Orenstein
  • English
  • 23 January 2019
  • 0825305977

10 thoughts on “I Shall Live: Surviving the Holocaust Against All Odds

  1. Ginger Ginger says:

    This is one man s account of his life as a Jew in Poland during Hitler s rise and fall A very well written memoir It follows his life as a child growing up in Poland, to escape and hiding in Russia and the Ukraine, and the usual fate of most Jews in those areas into multiple concentration camps His real life story shows the holocaust through the polish and russian angles which I have not been as exposed to in literature So often the focus is from the perspective of living in Germany and fo This is one man s account of his life as a Jew in Poland during Hitler s rise and fall A very well written memoir It follows his life as a child growing up in Poland, to escape and hiding in Russia and the Ukraine, and the usual fate of most Jews in those areas into multiple concentration camps His real life story shows the holocaust through the polish and russian angles which I have not been as exposed to in literature So often the focus is from the perspective of living in Germany and following the German Jew An incredible story of survival and makes you again question introspectively what you would have done, what choices you would have made during those times as a Jew and as a non Jew


  2. Neeraj Handa Neeraj Handa says:

    A very profound personal account of the struggle of the human will to survive against all odds This book opened my eyes to the brutality of the Nazi regime, and gave me a real sense of how the darkness in one man has the potential to devastate the whole world.


  3. Karen Karen says:

    I have not even finished this book yet but I am giving it 5 stars The author may not be the most eloquent writer, but his knowledge of progression of events in Europe as they happened along with his own experiences is astounding I have read several holocaust survivor memoirs but this is the first to really give me an idea of the dreadful time in Poland before the Nazis even invaded I am astonished at how anti semitic the population already was and how supportive they were of the Third Reich s I have not even finished this book yet but I am giving it 5 stars The author may not be the most eloquent writer, but his knowledge of progression of events in Europe as they happened along with his own experiences is astounding I have read several holocaust survivor memoirs but this is the first to really give me an idea of the dreadful time in Poland before the Nazis even invaded I am astonished at how anti semitic the population already was and how supportive they were of the Third Reich s ideals More reviews as I keep readingOk now I have finished and my opinion has not changed This is a totally eye opening view of not only life during the holocaust, but life in Eastern Europe before and after This man s life is such an inspiring story I would recommend this book to anyone


  4. Iris Iris says:

    This was a horrific story, yet it wasn t totally depressing because the author never lost hope It is hard to describe the things that happened to the people Hitler labelled sub human during this period in history are almost unbelievable However, they are are so true Shame on all those who turned a blind eye to what was going on, and many thanks to the few who stood up for what was right I highly recommend the book It won t resonate the same way for many, but FOR ME it reinforces my reso This was a horrific story, yet it wasn t totally depressing because the author never lost hope It is hard to describe the things that happened to the people Hitler labelled sub human during this period in history are almost unbelievable However, they are are so true Shame on all those who turned a blind eye to what was going on, and many thanks to the few who stood up for what was right I highly recommend the book It won t resonate the same way for many, but FOR ME it reinforces my resolve to do what I can to protect the innocent people labelled sub human in our time the unborn.The author, Henry Orenstein, now lives in New Jersey and is a noted inventor and philanthropist


  5. Jon Larson Jon Larson says:

    A great story about from a Polish man who survives the Holocaust I have read a few of these types of books and I love them all The common element in all of them is the level of depravity that the human being will sink to in difficult times He was in 4 major camps and through it all, he categorized people into 4 basic groups 1 A small number were brutal by nature 2 A fairly larger number were of low character They would steal, beg, push themselves in front of others with total indifferenc A great story about from a Polish man who survives the Holocaust I have read a few of these types of books and I love them all The common element in all of them is the level of depravity that the human being will sink to in difficult times He was in 4 major camps and through it all, he categorized people into 4 basic groups 1 A small number were brutal by nature 2 A fairly larger number were of low character They would steal, beg, push themselves in front of others with total indifference to everyone else 3 A third group were basically honest and wouldn t hurt anybody, but never went out of there way to help anybody either 4 The last group was a small number of people that was always kind to others and trying to be helpful as far as they could, never taking advantage of other prisoners.He said, In the brutal atmosphere of concentration camps, there could be no pretense, no concealing one s true nature it was there for anyone to see This description is consistent throughout all the books I have read on the subject I think it is indicative of the base nature of man It is basically bad It is an interesting study on man and it is scary how easy society can shift and peoples true nature gets revealed Anyway, it was a great story of survival and an inside look at the attitudes of man Not very pretty


  6. Jacob O& Jacob O& says:

    How much evil is in our hearts I can t stop thinking about this book Its the story of holocaust survivor, and it s absolutely heartbreaking I m fascinated by WWII Germany I ve lived in a sheltered bubble The worse violence I ve seen was on the middleschool playground The greatest injustices in my life are people driving too slowly in the passing lane Yet here we have an entire country spearheading the most depraved possible agenda, and the rest of the world looks on with apathy Ye How much evil is in our hearts I can t stop thinking about this book Its the story of holocaust survivor, and it s absolutely heartbreaking I m fascinated by WWII Germany I ve lived in a sheltered bubble The worse violence I ve seen was on the middleschool playground The greatest injustices in my life are people driving too slowly in the passing lane Yet here we have an entire country spearheading the most depraved possible agenda, and the rest of the world looks on with apathy Yet, there are some pockets of goodness Really, the courage some of the folks in this story showed was every bit as good as the Nazis were evil It s a real contrast Anytime I read something like this, I can t help but put myself in their shoes What would I do if someone took everything from me, beginning with my dignity and then my family My health and then my life What evils am I blissfully ignorant of even now Convicting stuff


  7. Lisa Helms Lisa Helms says:

    I read this book very quickly I loved it Very sad and I found it so unbelievable that human beings could treat other human beings the way the jews were treated This book is very powerful and I can t get it off my mind.


  8. Kelsey Hanson Kelsey Hanson says:

    Henry Orenstein has an incredible life story He survived horrific things during the Holocaust, immigrated to America, became a millionaire, and used his wealth to improve the world he helped create the Transformers toyline This book focuses on how he and his brothers were able to survive the holocaust As far as Holocaust memoirs go, this book has some pretty horrific moments Orenstein and his family were subjected to violence, humiliation, and unspeakable cruelty and the book does not suga Henry Orenstein has an incredible life story He survived horrific things during the Holocaust, immigrated to America, became a millionaire, and used his wealth to improve the world he helped create the Transformers toyline This book focuses on how he and his brothers were able to survive the holocaust As far as Holocaust memoirs go, this book has some pretty horrific moments Orenstein and his family were subjected to violence, humiliation, and unspeakable cruelty and the book does not sugarcoast these moments As much as Henry describes the terrible things that have happened to him and his family, he also showcases the spirit of his family and fellow prisoners and shows how acts of kindness and courage made a huge difference This book is heartbreaking, but extremely powerful


  9. Heather Heather says:

    Great bookThis book was excellent I may end up buying it It was written well and was very interesting A great story of survival


  10. Kyle Kyle says:

    I Shall Live was a moving story of Henry Orenstein and his family s will to survive the holocaust What caught my eye was their involvement in a Chemical Commando group of chemists, scientists, and mathematicians to supposedly develop secret weapons to help the Nazis win World War II It turns out this group was a hoax pulled on the Nazis because the people involved never developed anything of value for the Nazi war effort.It was fascinating following the Orenstein family and all the things th I Shall Live was a moving story of Henry Orenstein and his family s will to survive the holocaust What caught my eye was their involvement in a Chemical Commando group of chemists, scientists, and mathematicians to supposedly develop secret weapons to help the Nazis win World War II It turns out this group was a hoax pulled on the Nazis because the people involved never developed anything of value for the Nazi war effort.It was fascinating following the Orenstein family and all the things they tried to do to escape the Nazis These efforts made up a large portion of the book, but sadly the family couldn t outrun the Germans forever The remainder of the book focused on Henry s direct experiences as he survived five concentration camps and eventually won his way to freedom The book offers interesting insights into people s true nature In the brutal atmosphere of concentration camps, there could be no pretense, no concealing one s true nature it was there for anyone to see The author notes a small group of prisoners refused to become dehumanized and demoralized It was hard to get through some of the degrading things Mr Orenstein had to endure, but I m grateful for the story because it is one we all need to remember so that something like this never can happen again


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I Shall Live: Surviving the Holocaust Against All Odds[Ebook] ➥ I Shall Live: Surviving the Holocaust Against All Odds By Henry Orenstein – Polishdarling.co.uk I Shall Live tells the gripping true story of a Jewish family in Germany and Russia as the Nazi party gains power in Germany When Henry Orenstein and his siblings end up in a series of concentrations Live: Surviving Kindle Ô I Shall Live tells the gripping true story of a Jewish family in Germany and Russia as I Shall eBook È the Nazi party gains power in Germany When Henry Orenstein and his siblings end up in a series Shall Live: Surviving MOBI ò of concentrations camps, Orenstein s bravery and quick thinking help him to save himself and his brothers from execution by playing a role in the greatest hoax ever pulled on the upper echelons of Nazi commandOrenstein s lucid prose recreates this horrific time in history and his constant struggle for survival as the Nazis move him and his brothers through five concentration camps His description of their roles in the fake Chemical Commando sheds new light on an incredible and generally unknown event in the history of the Holocaust This edition of I Shall Live contains new evidence about this false Commando, including letters signed to and from Himmler himself.


About the Author: Henry Orenstein

Live: Surviving Kindle Ô Henry Orenstein is a philanthropist, inventor, entrepreneur, and holocaust survivor After surviving World War II, much of I Shall eBook È it in various concentration camps, Orenstein became a toymaker who convinced Hasbro to start producing Transformers in the Shall Live: Surviving MOBI ò US He holds over other patents, the best known of which gave Orenstein the exclusive right in the United States to detect and display a player s hidden cards to the audience in poker games, one of the principal reasons that televised poker is so popular today Orenstein is the creator and an executive producer of the Poker Superstars Invitational Tournament as well as the popular TV show High Stakes Poker In he was inducted into the Poker Hall of Fame.



10 thoughts on “I Shall Live: Surviving the Holocaust Against All Odds

  1. Ginger Ginger says:

    This is one man s account of his life as a Jew in Poland during Hitler s rise and fall A very well written memoir It follows his life as a child growing up in Poland, to escape and hiding in Russia and the Ukraine, and the usual fate of most Jews in those areas into multiple concentration camps His real life story shows the holocaust through the polish and russian angles which I have not been as exposed to in literature So often the focus is from the perspective of living in Germany and fo This is one man s account of his life as a Jew in Poland during Hitler s rise and fall A very well written memoir It follows his life as a child growing up in Poland, to escape and hiding in Russia and the Ukraine, and the usual fate of most Jews in those areas into multiple concentration camps His real life story shows the holocaust through the polish and russian angles which I have not been as exposed to in literature So often the focus is from the perspective of living in Germany and following the German Jew An incredible story of survival and makes you again question introspectively what you would have done, what choices you would have made during those times as a Jew and as a non Jew


  2. Neeraj Handa Neeraj Handa says:

    A very profound personal account of the struggle of the human will to survive against all odds This book opened my eyes to the brutality of the Nazi regime, and gave me a real sense of how the darkness in one man has the potential to devastate the whole world.


  3. Karen Karen says:

    I have not even finished this book yet but I am giving it 5 stars The author may not be the most eloquent writer, but his knowledge of progression of events in Europe as they happened along with his own experiences is astounding I have read several holocaust survivor memoirs but this is the first to really give me an idea of the dreadful time in Poland before the Nazis even invaded I am astonished at how anti semitic the population already was and how supportive they were of the Third Reich s I have not even finished this book yet but I am giving it 5 stars The author may not be the most eloquent writer, but his knowledge of progression of events in Europe as they happened along with his own experiences is astounding I have read several holocaust survivor memoirs but this is the first to really give me an idea of the dreadful time in Poland before the Nazis even invaded I am astonished at how anti semitic the population already was and how supportive they were of the Third Reich s ideals More reviews as I keep readingOk now I have finished and my opinion has not changed This is a totally eye opening view of not only life during the holocaust, but life in Eastern Europe before and after This man s life is such an inspiring story I would recommend this book to anyone


  4. Iris Iris says:

    This was a horrific story, yet it wasn t totally depressing because the author never lost hope It is hard to describe the things that happened to the people Hitler labelled sub human during this period in history are almost unbelievable However, they are are so true Shame on all those who turned a blind eye to what was going on, and many thanks to the few who stood up for what was right I highly recommend the book It won t resonate the same way for many, but FOR ME it reinforces my reso This was a horrific story, yet it wasn t totally depressing because the author never lost hope It is hard to describe the things that happened to the people Hitler labelled sub human during this period in history are almost unbelievable However, they are are so true Shame on all those who turned a blind eye to what was going on, and many thanks to the few who stood up for what was right I highly recommend the book It won t resonate the same way for many, but FOR ME it reinforces my resolve to do what I can to protect the innocent people labelled sub human in our time the unborn.The author, Henry Orenstein, now lives in New Jersey and is a noted inventor and philanthropist


  5. Jon Larson Jon Larson says:

    A great story about from a Polish man who survives the Holocaust I have read a few of these types of books and I love them all The common element in all of them is the level of depravity that the human being will sink to in difficult times He was in 4 major camps and through it all, he categorized people into 4 basic groups 1 A small number were brutal by nature 2 A fairly larger number were of low character They would steal, beg, push themselves in front of others with total indifferenc A great story about from a Polish man who survives the Holocaust I have read a few of these types of books and I love them all The common element in all of them is the level of depravity that the human being will sink to in difficult times He was in 4 major camps and through it all, he categorized people into 4 basic groups 1 A small number were brutal by nature 2 A fairly larger number were of low character They would steal, beg, push themselves in front of others with total indifference to everyone else 3 A third group were basically honest and wouldn t hurt anybody, but never went out of there way to help anybody either 4 The last group was a small number of people that was always kind to others and trying to be helpful as far as they could, never taking advantage of other prisoners.He said, In the brutal atmosphere of concentration camps, there could be no pretense, no concealing one s true nature it was there for anyone to see This description is consistent throughout all the books I have read on the subject I think it is indicative of the base nature of man It is basically bad It is an interesting study on man and it is scary how easy society can shift and peoples true nature gets revealed Anyway, it was a great story of survival and an inside look at the attitudes of man Not very pretty


  6. Jacob O& Jacob O& says:

    How much evil is in our hearts I can t stop thinking about this book Its the story of holocaust survivor, and it s absolutely heartbreaking I m fascinated by WWII Germany I ve lived in a sheltered bubble The worse violence I ve seen was on the middleschool playground The greatest injustices in my life are people driving too slowly in the passing lane Yet here we have an entire country spearheading the most depraved possible agenda, and the rest of the world looks on with apathy Ye How much evil is in our hearts I can t stop thinking about this book Its the story of holocaust survivor, and it s absolutely heartbreaking I m fascinated by WWII Germany I ve lived in a sheltered bubble The worse violence I ve seen was on the middleschool playground The greatest injustices in my life are people driving too slowly in the passing lane Yet here we have an entire country spearheading the most depraved possible agenda, and the rest of the world looks on with apathy Yet, there are some pockets of goodness Really, the courage some of the folks in this story showed was every bit as good as the Nazis were evil It s a real contrast Anytime I read something like this, I can t help but put myself in their shoes What would I do if someone took everything from me, beginning with my dignity and then my family My health and then my life What evils am I blissfully ignorant of even now Convicting stuff


  7. Lisa Helms Lisa Helms says:

    I read this book very quickly I loved it Very sad and I found it so unbelievable that human beings could treat other human beings the way the jews were treated This book is very powerful and I can t get it off my mind.


  8. Kelsey Hanson Kelsey Hanson says:

    Henry Orenstein has an incredible life story He survived horrific things during the Holocaust, immigrated to America, became a millionaire, and used his wealth to improve the world he helped create the Transformers toyline This book focuses on how he and his brothers were able to survive the holocaust As far as Holocaust memoirs go, this book has some pretty horrific moments Orenstein and his family were subjected to violence, humiliation, and unspeakable cruelty and the book does not suga Henry Orenstein has an incredible life story He survived horrific things during the Holocaust, immigrated to America, became a millionaire, and used his wealth to improve the world he helped create the Transformers toyline This book focuses on how he and his brothers were able to survive the holocaust As far as Holocaust memoirs go, this book has some pretty horrific moments Orenstein and his family were subjected to violence, humiliation, and unspeakable cruelty and the book does not sugarcoast these moments As much as Henry describes the terrible things that have happened to him and his family, he also showcases the spirit of his family and fellow prisoners and shows how acts of kindness and courage made a huge difference This book is heartbreaking, but extremely powerful


  9. Heather Heather says:

    Great bookThis book was excellent I may end up buying it It was written well and was very interesting A great story of survival


  10. Kyle Kyle says:

    I Shall Live was a moving story of Henry Orenstein and his family s will to survive the holocaust What caught my eye was their involvement in a Chemical Commando group of chemists, scientists, and mathematicians to supposedly develop secret weapons to help the Nazis win World War II It turns out this group was a hoax pulled on the Nazis because the people involved never developed anything of value for the Nazi war effort.It was fascinating following the Orenstein family and all the things th I Shall Live was a moving story of Henry Orenstein and his family s will to survive the holocaust What caught my eye was their involvement in a Chemical Commando group of chemists, scientists, and mathematicians to supposedly develop secret weapons to help the Nazis win World War II It turns out this group was a hoax pulled on the Nazis because the people involved never developed anything of value for the Nazi war effort.It was fascinating following the Orenstein family and all the things they tried to do to escape the Nazis These efforts made up a large portion of the book, but sadly the family couldn t outrun the Germans forever The remainder of the book focused on Henry s direct experiences as he survived five concentration camps and eventually won his way to freedom The book offers interesting insights into people s true nature In the brutal atmosphere of concentration camps, there could be no pretense, no concealing one s true nature it was there for anyone to see The author notes a small group of prisoners refused to become dehumanized and demoralized It was hard to get through some of the degrading things Mr Orenstein had to endure, but I m grateful for the story because it is one we all need to remember so that something like this never can happen again


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