We Were Strangers The Story of Magda Preiss  Magda Riederman Schloss Edited by Aaron Greenberg, PhD AJ Greenberg  Cop...
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     To those who lost their lives in the Holocaust and those with the courage to tell their story.
Every instinct within me rebelled against being launched into eternity. I loved life. I was going to live. The nightmarish...
     Table of Contents The Story Behind The Story............................... ix Luftmensch...............................
The Story Behind The Story Foreword by Bill Schloss  T  he rebirth of Magda   s story began at Kol Nidre services on Septe...
We Were Strangers  31, 2019, just under a century after my mother Magda was born. Aunt Vivian is my mother   s youngest si...
The Story Behind The Story     Yes,    my grandmother replied.    Well,    the policeman cleared his throat.    She   s al...
We Were Strangers  of human rights. By the time you realize what   s happening, it   s too late. My wife Leslie has read m...
We Were Strangers The Story of Magda Preiss  A True Story     You shall not oppress a stranger, for you know the feelings ...
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Food  T  he next day Edith took me to the paring kitchen. They gave me a knife and my job was to peel potatoes. The Kapo, ...
We Were Strangers  Running into the Block I sobbed and screamed at Pira,    I hate you. You are my undoing. Because of you...
Food  my Stuben Dienst came in to return a knife. I gave her five potatoes and begged her to slip one to Pira.    We are n...
We Were Strangers  crusts on the floor. Joly was boasting of her affair with a Hitler-loving German. She was proud of the ...
Food  wasn   t going back to the salt mines. She couldn   t believe it.    I   ll know in the morning,    she said.    If ...
We Were Strangers  I realize it was to be the last. All afternoon we lay in our bunks thinking and talking.    None of us ...
Food  screams and profane outcries burst in. She was furious.    You need coats, you dogs. I will give you coats. I will g...
We Were Strangers  and soiled slips. Who had the strength to carry them  Not even a horse if he had lice. We formed lines,...
Food  why. There were thousands of piles of carrots. Posten came running and beat us with their rifles. We ran back to the...
We Were Strangers  Kommando. However, in the morning when they opened the doors to permit us to take care of our natural n...
Food     Russian swine,    I snarled,    you are eating my potatoes. You stole them. Give me a potato. I   m hungry. I was...
We Were Strangers  This was the Transport of Death. Every morning about twenty dead were removed from each wagon and throw...
Food  announced he had nothing else, not even water. We lacked the strength to raise our voices and were content to lick t...
We Were Strangers  Too weak to stand we lay on the ground, breathing fresh air. Hundreds were never to get up. They died l...
Food  looking, they gave us a little water or a little hot coffee. My God, how it tasted. I cannot describe how good. I ca...
We Were Strangers  shall fill the basement with hanging wursts, potatoes, marmalade, sugar, milk   everything the best. An...
Food  it. Pira and I drank the brine and became deathly sick. It brought on diarrhea. The sun was shining, a March sun wit...
We Were Strangers  bread for the morrow. It was a wise precaution as they gave us no food at all. Walking idly about we co...
Food  and that it was only by a stroke of luck she was not starving and lousy. The commandant didn   t hate us personally....
We Were Strangers  beaten to death. He ranted, and he stormed, and reason was gone from him. I was happy for the Christian...
Food  almost fell out once or twice but Pira hung on to my feet for dear life. The commandant must have heard our shrill a...
We Were Strangers  It was a fairy tale come to life, illuminated with red and blue and white lights. In triangle formation...
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We Were Strangers is the true story of Magda Preiss, a breathtaking masterpiece of Holocaust literature, composed in her o...