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Living a Life That Matters - From Nazi Nightmare to American Dream-logo

Living a Life That Matters - From Nazi Nightmare to American Dream

Ben Lesser

In this engaging, inspiring, and educational Holocaust survivor memoir, Ben Lesser invites listeners to revisit a time in history when the world went mad. Learn how this ordinary, young Jewish teenager from Krakow, Poland, survived through extraordinary times living in ghettos, enduring four concentrations camps -- including Auschwitz, Buchenwald and Dachau -- two death marches, and two death trains. After liberation from Dachau, the Holocaust survivor slowly healed, eventually recovering physically from his near-death experience. At age 18 – penniless, uneducated, and unable to speak English – he made his way to the USA and succeeded in living the American Dream. One of the most important rags-to-riches biographies by Holocaust survivors, as a teacher, bearing witness to the past and teaching students of all ages the important values of tolerance, democracy, respect for human dignity, and decency. Ben's determination to achieve his dreams—despite horror and tragedy—is a harrowing nonfiction account of his life that will inspire you to achieve your own dreams. Narrated in part by actor/producer/director Jonathan Silverman, Son of Rabbi Hillel Silverman and grandson of Rabbi Morris Silverman. "I am honored to help share the remarkable story of this remarkable man. Ben Lesser is a survivor in every sense. The important message of Ben's journey is Zachor: Remember. I will never forget my time with Ben, working together to help make this incredible audio book come to life, for present and future generations."

In this engaging, inspiring, and educational Holocaust survivor memoir, Ben Lesser invites listeners to revisit a time in history when the world went mad. Learn how this ordinary, young Jewish teenager from Krakow, Poland, survived through extraordinary times living in ghettos, enduring four concentrations camps -- including Auschwitz, Buchenwald and Dachau -- two death marches, and two death trains. After liberation from Dachau, the Holocaust survivor slowly healed, eventually recovering physically from his near-death experience. At age 18 – penniless, uneducated, and unable to speak English – he made his way to the USA and succeeded in living the American Dream. One of the most important rags-to-riches biographies by Holocaust survivors, as a teacher, bearing witness to the past and teaching students of all ages the important values of tolerance, democracy, respect for human dignity, and decency. Ben's determination to achieve his dreams—despite horror and tragedy—is a harrowing nonfiction account of his life that will inspire you to achieve your own dreams. Narrated in part by actor/producer/director Jonathan Silverman, Son of Rabbi Hillel Silverman and grandson of Rabbi Morris Silverman. "I am honored to help share the remarkable story of this remarkable man. Ben Lesser is a survivor in every sense. The important message of Ben's journey is Zachor: Remember. I will never forget my time with Ben, working together to help make this incredible audio book come to life, for present and future generations."
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In this engaging, inspiring, and educational Holocaust survivor memoir, Ben Lesser invites listeners to revisit a time in history when the world went mad. Learn how this ordinary, young Jewish teenager from Krakow, Poland, survived through extraordinary times living in ghettos, enduring four concentrations camps -- including Auschwitz, Buchenwald and Dachau -- two death marches, and two death trains. After liberation from Dachau, the Holocaust survivor slowly healed, eventually recovering physically from his near-death experience. At age 18 – penniless, uneducated, and unable to speak English – he made his way to the USA and succeeded in living the American Dream. One of the most important rags-to-riches biographies by Holocaust survivors, as a teacher, bearing witness to the past and teaching students of all ages the important values of tolerance, democracy, respect for human dignity, and decency. Ben's determination to achieve his dreams—despite horror and tragedy—is a harrowing nonfiction account of his life that will inspire you to achieve your own dreams. Narrated in part by actor/producer/director Jonathan Silverman, Son of Rabbi Hillel Silverman and grandson of Rabbi Morris Silverman. "I am honored to help share the remarkable story of this remarkable man. Ben Lesser is a survivor in every sense. The important message of Ben's journey is Zachor: Remember. I will never forget my time with Ben, working together to help make this incredible audio book come to life, for present and future generations."

Language:

English

Narrators:

Jonathan Silverman

Length:

8h 39m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

03:31


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

12:05


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

07:54


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

04:49


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:06


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

22:39


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

18:06


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

07:02


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

07:41


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

18:33


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

12:48


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

20:57


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

13:53


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

08:15


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

09:40


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

11:52


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

40:32


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:26


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

07:51


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

06:38


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

06:12


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

07:26


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

18:05


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

08:45


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

12:41


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

07:13


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

31:56


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

10:45


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

28:39


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

10:02


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

09:35


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

25:11


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

20:11


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

10:12


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

22:04


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

18:42


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

10:16


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

03:38


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

10:25