I Shall Live

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I Shall Live

Surviving the Holocaust Against All Odds

By Henry Orenstein; Claude Lanzmann (Afterword by)

Beaufort Books, Hardcover, 9780825305566, 297pp.

Publication Date: October 1, 2010

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 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 command.Orenstein'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
Orenstein is a philanthropist, inventor, entrepreneur and holocaust survivor. After surviving much of World War II in various concentration camps, Orenstein became a toymaker, convincing Hasbro to produce Transformers. He holds over 100 other patents, including the hidden poker camera. He is the creator of poker tournaments and TV shows and is in the Poker Hall of Fame.

Claude Lanzmann is a French writer and the director of a number of films, including the nine-and-a-half-hour classic "Shoah "(1985), which was described by "The Washington ""Post "as the film event of the century and is regarded internationally as a historical and cinematic breakthrough. Lanzmann is chief editor of "Les Temps Modernes", which was founded by Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir.