First One In, Last One Out: Auschwitz Survivor 31321

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In this grisly memoir, Marilyn resurrects Murray Scheinberg’s stories of six hellish years in Nazi concentration camps during World War II. The Polish Jew was one of the first eight men to enter Auschwitz, as a political prisoner in 1940, and one of the last to escape Dachau.

Author 1: 
Marilyn Shimon

Marilyn Shimon is a Holocaust lecturer and volunteer gallery educator at the Museum of Jewish Heritage––A Living Memorial to the Holocaust, in New York.A retired schoolteacher, Shimon has a certificate in Holocaust and genocide studies from the Jan Karski Institute for Holocaust Education at Georgetown University, a BA from NYU and an MA from Hofstra University. She earned a 2016 scholarship from the Center for Judaic, Holocaust, and Peace Studies at Appalachian University. Shimon is an alumna of the Holocaust & Jewish Resistance Teachers’ program and participated in the 9th annual Charlotte and Jacques Wolf Educators’ conference with the Anti-Defamation League.The mayor of Jerusalem recognized Shimon for her work as a volunteer soldier in the Yom Kippur War. She taught English and music in Israel.Serving as a translator for the New York office of the Israel Ministry of Defense, she was involved in meetings leading up to the Camp David Accords.

Pub Date: 
Saturday, September 24, 2016 - 17:00
Next Generation: 
NG Relationship: 
Author’s uncle
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Rank Categoruy: 
Jewish Holocaust History