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Auschwitz Lullaby By Mario Escobar

Auschwitz Lullaby by Mario Escobar

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In the tradition of novels such as The Women in the Castle that illuminate the strong women who fought for their families and others during WWII comes the story of Helene Hanneman, a German nurse married to a Gypsy man who lived for sixteen months in Auschwitz under Nazi doctor Joseph Mengele.

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Auschwitz Lullaby: A Novel by Mario Escobar

Based on the true story of a brave German nurse tasked with caring for Auschwitz's youngest prisoners, Auschwitz Lullaby brings to life the story of Helene Hannemann-a woman who sacrificed everything for family and fought furiously for the children she hoped to save.

On an otherwise ordinary morning in 1943, Helene Hannemann is preparing her five children for the day when the German police arrive at her home. Helene's worst fears come true when the police, under strict orders from the SS, demand that her children and husband, all of Romani heritage, be taken into custody. Though Helene is German and safe from the forces invading her home, she refuses to leave her family-sealing her fate in a way she never could have imagined.

After a terrifying trek across the continent, Helene and her family arrive at Auschwitz and are thrown into the chaos of the camp. Her husband, Johann, is separated from them, but Helene remains fiercely protective of her children and those around her. When the powers-that-be discover that Helene is not only a German but also a trained nurse, she is forced into service at the camp hospital, which is overseen by the notorious Dr. Mengele himself.

Helene is under no illusions in terms of Dr. Mengele's intentions, but she agrees to cooperate when he asks her to organize a day care and school for the Romani children in the camp. Though physically and emotionally brutalized by the conditions at Auschwitz, Helene musters the strength to protect the children in her care at any cost. Through sheer force of will, Helene provides a haven for the children of Auschwitz-an act of kindness and selflessness so great that it illuminates the darkest night of human history.

Based on a true story, Mario Escobar's Auschwitz Lullaby demonstrates the power of sacrifice and the strength of human dignity-even when all hope seems lost.

"Auschwitz Lullaby grabbed my heart and drew me in. A great choice for readers of historical fiction." -Irma Joubert, author of The Girl from the Train

  • An international bestseller
  • Full-length World War II historical novel
  • A finalist for 2019's Empik Award for Literature
  • Includes discussion questions for book clubs, research notes from the author, and a historical timeline

Auschwitz Lullaby Reviews

'Through it all, Helene struggles not to lose hope or her humanity. This fictional rendering of Hannemann's life provides another lens through which to view the Holocaust' * Booklist *
'Based on historical events, Auschwitz Lullaby is a deeply moving and harrowing story of love and commitment.' * Historical Novels Review *

About Mario Escobar

Mario Escobar has a master's degree in modern history and has written numerous books and articles that delve into the depths of church history, the struggle of sectarian groups, and the discovery and colonization of the Americas. Escobar, who makes his home in Madrid, Spain, is passionate about history and its mysteries.

Additional information

GOR009679450
9780785219958
0785219951
Auschwitz Lullaby: A Novel by Mario Escobar
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Thomas Nelson Publishers
2018-09-06
304
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