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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Henry Orenstein Narrator: Henry Orenstein Publisher: Recorded Books: Gildan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2013 ISBN: 9781469056876
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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. Orenstein, aside from being a Holocaust survivor, has made a name for himself as a toymaker who called for the production of Transformers, as well as a poker player. Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “This is a stirring account of a struggle for life against all odds. Once you begin this book you won’t be able to put it down.”

    Lucy Dawidowicz, author of The War Against the Jews

  • “An adventure…almost novel-esque in the extraordinary succession of miracles which enable the young man to remain among the living so as to eventually tell his story forty years later with Voltaire-sque ferocity and often sheer and invigorating joy.”

    Claude Lanzmann, producer of Shoah

  • “An important contribution to bring out the facts about the cruelty of Nazi Germany, of the heroic efforts for the survival of our brethren.”

    Menachem Begin, former Prime Minister of Israel

  • “Riveting…Orenstein prevails as did Jewry and reading him, we do too.”

    Nathan Perlmutter, national director, Anti-Defamation League of B’nai B’rith

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About the Author

Henry Orenstein is a philanthropist, inventor, entrepreneur, and holocaust survivor. After surviving much of World War II in various concentration camps, he became a toy maker, convincing Hasbro to produce Transformers. He holds over one hundred other patents, including the hidden poker camera. He is the creator of poker tournaments and television shows and is in the Poker Hall of Fame.