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Rachel Rosenberg

Nazi Concentration Camp Survivor – The Holocaust And That Scream

 

We are published on Kindle and Amazon hard copy. Both may be found at “The Holocaust Scream” (hard copy) or Kindle.

The Holocaust Scream cover

The Holocaust Scream Best-Seller cover

Thanks to all of you for making Rachel’s book a #1 Best-Seller. Rachel is still amazed as to what this all might mean. She does know that you like her book. It gives her joy. RTU

Did you know you can download The Holocaust Scream on your smart phone? The Holocaust Scream has been an Amazon #1 Best-Seller for several weeks. It just happened while Rachel and I stood by. Thanks to all of you.

That Holocaust Scream is real and live today.

Yes, there is a time, a place, a scream – The Holocaust Scream.  A scream so penetrating that for Rachel Rosenberg, Jewish survivor of 4 concentration camps, it became the central point of her painful concentration camp experiences.  Her biggest hurt.  As a 14-year-old, Rachel was thrust into cruelty, destruction and death.  She developed an instinct, drive and plan for survival under the worst conditions.  Rachel helped others survive.

Rachel’s book reveals many parallels with the tragic story of Anne Frank. Rachel and Anne Frank were the same age, had young love, typhus risk, lived in hidden attics and spent time in the Auschwitz Concentration Camp. Both were victim/chroniclers of the Holocaust or Shoah. Fortunately, we have Rachel to tell us about her experiences and the aftermath of the Holocaust.

Unusual style rhythm and pace!

Readers like the unusual style in the book. There is a rhythm and pace that resonates with many readers who have noticed this rhythm. Readers have remarked that the dialogue combined with narrative makes ‘The Holocaust Scream’ an engaging and refreshing read.

For the readers convenience, we have made the font slightly larger. The positive response is worth mentioning. Readers of all ages can read this book as can those whose vision is challenged.

Could you survive this?

In her book, Rachel asks if you, the reader, would have found a way to survive. Not so fast, you have to get the perspective of Rachel’s question. Did you know that Rachel found a way to survive in Auschwitz? How can that be?

Rail car used to transport Holocaust prisoners

Nazi Rail car circa 1945

Can you imagine being 13 days in a railcar with 150 other people packed like sardines? What were they fed? Where did they go and what happened next?

Rachel Rosenberg’s story is full of Shoah facts. Although Rachel was not able to rescue her personal pictures, she vividly describes many events which are presented to the reader as a kaleidoscope of verbal scenes.

Honest – Raw – True

Ann G. wrote, ” I could still hear her speaking through this book. I remember her phrase, ‘It’s true’. I could hear every word in her own voice. RTU is right about Rachel being a leading lady. I will never forget Rachel! I appreciate this book’s honesty, rawness, and truth.”

‘The Holocaust Scream’ contains 2 poems by people close to Rachel as well as the text of a Bar Mitzvah dedicated to Rachel’s lost brother, Jacob.

As a Holocaust survivor, Rachel found herself without most of her family, no adolescence experiences in the normal sense, her birthday was gone as was her idyllic supporting religious community. Rachel had to reconnect to many things the rest of us take for granted.

In Rachel’s case, there is much more. Along the road to recovery, Rachel had some unusual encounters; a mugging, confrontations with Nazis years after the end of the Holocaust and a difficult time re-connecting to the Jewish community.

In addition to being a Polish Anne Frank, Rachel had a Romeo and Juliet experience at the start of her ghetto experience before her concentration camp internment.

What is a “leading lady?”

Do you know about the leading lady phenomenon? Rachel is a good example. You will meet these special women at various times in your life if you know what constitutes a leading lady. Rachel does not know she is a leading lady, but she was and still is. I had to point it out to Rachel.

Rachel is adamant in her belief that her children and grandchildren have been profoundly affected by the Shoah. You will never see these generational victims placed among the Holocaust victims. Since The Holocaust Scream was published, readers have attested to this fact.

2nd generation 100% affected?

Talia Z. wrote, “I would say this generation (the grandchildren) is definitely affected as well. Maybe not 100%, but definitely affected.”

What do we do about the very real Holocaust denial phenomenon? Beyond keeping the story alive in our classrooms and museums, Rachel and I suggest you send us your comments as we have the ability to add to the text of The Holocaust Scream. Future generations will resonate with today’s readers. You can become part of Rachel’s legacy.

Why not become part of Rachel’s legacy. Add your words to hers. Here’s your opportunity to stand up and be counted among those taking action against those who would cover up the Shoah.

The ravages of the Nazi Holocaust did nor end when the camps gates were forced open.  Rachel had to endure even more difficulties.  Come in and meet Rachel.  Find out about that terrible scream and the aftermaths of the Shoah.  Prepare to laugh, to cry.

For your convenience, Rachel has made her story available in soft cover and Kindle ebook formats.  You may access your preference through the link at the beginning of this section.

Rachel would like to hear from you. Post your questions and comments on the contact page which is also accessed through the menu at the top of this page.

Best wishes and love from Rachel.

p.s.  

Don’t leave without checking out our blog posts. Go to the blog tab in the top menu and read what others have to say. Be sure to leave your comments or questions. We are starting a YouTube presence in order to give readers a chance to view future videos in support and in response to the book. Here is one of our recent videos: http://bit.ly/13ylDuB

Don’t leave Rachel behind.

Once you view the video, just below and to the right of Rachel’s picture is a subscribe box. Click and you will be sent an email notification whenever we post a new video or blog post.

Why not consider making videos as a teaching, reading circle, forum etc. projects? Send them to us and we will review and post. That way, you can make your mark on the perpetuation of the Holocaust remembrance as well as ‘The Holocaust Scream’. Try it?

Make your dent on the Holocaust Universe now.

RTU

 

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52 comments

  1. Ken Tuvman says:

    Tom – you’ve done a super job capturing Rachel’s persona. Loved the way you put this story together.

  2. Susan Sapp says:

    I am reading this book now. This is very good but so sad. These are Gods people. I think that Hitler was a bad demon and he was jealous of Gods chosen people. Throughout history these people have had to endure so much more than even Christians I believe. Even today they have to fight to keep the land that was given to them by God. They will be lifted and protected by God.

    • Susan Sapp says:

      Very good reading’s. This is a very courageous woman. God was with you and he had a purpose for letting you live. To let someone help you tell a story that should never happen again. Best and easiest book to read. The way you constructed it was so unique!

      • Tom Urban says:

        Susan,

        I hoped you took the time to look at the short video to the left at theholocaustscream.com You can meet Rachel there. Thanks for you posts.

        Rachel and Tom

    • Zachariah says:

      Hitler was a demon…. really he was a cruel sad crushed little man. Why do you have to bring religion into this

      • turban10 says:

        Hitler was cruel, 5 foot 8 inches tall and never really crushed by man or circumstances. He did retreat from
        the public after the battle of Stalingrad but held his general staff in the palm of his hands until the end. Sad?
        I don’t know. Religion is in the book because it makes sense to me just as your comments to me make sense to you.
        What do others think? When one writes a book, she/he can take any perspective they want.

  3. brooke says:

    this book is horrifying. its one of those books that you just cant put down. i feel deeply connected to this story as sympothy just pours out of me. if only we could go back in time and change this terrible part of history.

    • Robert Urban says:

      Thanks for the comment. You can change the future by keeping the story alive. When you or any reads and comments, I read the replies to Rachel. I do not know what I am expecting. Rachel asks me to personally read the comments and I do. We intend to include the relevant comments in any future additions of the book. Keep them coming, all of you.
      In addition, we are starting a YouTube presence. You may check out Rachel and I with some messages from you, our readers. http://bit.ly/13ylDuB To the lower left of the video is a subscribe button. If you click it, you will be sent email notifications of future videos. Thanks

  4. brooke says:

    There was a question at the end of this book. “would you have taken it?” my answer is quiet simple. No. I dont believe that many people our day and age would be able to survive the tragic actions of the Holocaust. why? simply because of the technology dependency we all have now. we are so dependant on the luxuries of life as we know it that i think it would be quite difficult to revert to having nothing and surviving the death camps. To Rachel, After reading this book you have become a great hero in my life and i greatly look up to you for your journey in life. How you have turned into a major succes story is wonderful. Thank you for sharing your life story with the world.

  5. Ronald Baruch says:

    Many of my friends ask why I obsess over reading stories of the Shoach. My library is well over 400 books. The reason is quite simple. If it were not for survivors like Rachel then I would never know what my parents and their siblings went through. You see I am very angry that my mother was in three camps but has not said one word to her children. So I give a hearty Asher Koach Rachel and hope you will have much nachas and simchas for all the rest of your days.

    • Robert Urban says:

      You make a great point. Rachel discusses how the second generation is 100% affected. Thanks for you comment. I am putting some of it in the next “The Holocaust Scream” update. RTU

      • Talia says:

        There is a “Grandchildren of Holocaust Survivors” Facebook page for those that are interested, join it. I would say this generation is definitely affected as well. Maybe not 100% but definitely affected.

        Robert, well done with the book. you’ve really done something special for our family.

  6. Talia says:

    Hi Rachel,
    I am Rachel Karpman’s granddaughter (Lea’s youngest daughter). I just finished reading your book and I just wanted to say how touched I am by it. You have an incredible outlook on life and I deeply admire your strength.

    I am grateful and relieved you’ve included my grandmother in your story… it is one of very few times I’ve heard someone other than my mother and aunt speak about her. I also know nothing about her Holocaust experience and am pushing my mother to write my grandmother’s stories down. I would love to believe she had the same outlook on life as you do, but I can’t say. I never met her. Is there anything more you can tell me about her? Who she was? What she loved? Her experience before/during/after the war?

    Please reach me at my email address.

    Thank you for sharing your story.. it is vital.

    • turban10 says:

      Dear Talia,

      Rachel Karpman has a special place in Rachel Rosenberg’s heart. I will
      read your note to her. Robert

  7. Talia says:

    Hi Robert,
    Can you email me, I would like to tell you something “offline”
    Thanks

  8. Gay Callaway says:

    My dearest Rachel…aka “Grandma Rachel” which is how I and my students will always affectionately remember you!

    Quite recently, your wonderful family in Los Angeles proudly told me that you had written a book, so that week, I ordered a real copy of it so I could touch it and feel a real connection with you again. I just finished reading it, and painful though it must have been to write, I am so thankful that you and RTU wrote your story. I wish every person’s story could be told because each one should be heard. We need to forever be reminded not only of the Holocaust atrocity, but the need to be ever vigilant in standing up for what is right and good. How you came through such a horrific experience with such a joyful, loving spirit is beyond amazing.

    I will share passages of your book with my students this year and every year when we study about the Holocaust. They already know about you because I’ve shared with them about the two times you came to speak to my classes. I will never forget you, nor will they. You are our heroine, Rachel, and we love you dearly!

  9. Ann says:

    Even though I’ve only met Rachel once, I could still hear her speaking through this book. I remember her phrase, “it’s true”. I coule hear every word in her own voice. RTU is right about Rachel being a leading lady. I will never forget Rachel! I appreciate this book’s honesty, rawness, and truth. Such a sad, sad story that must be remembered and preserved. I’m recommending this book for all my friends to read. Rachel is amazing. And to answer the question about: “could you have handled it?”, I don’t think I was strong enough. As a mother now,I’d like to think I would be able to survive for them, but I have no idea. I can’t even imagine the horror. I pray every day for the survivors and the deceased souls.

  10. stuart n rosenberg says:

    Dear Rachel,

    Words alone cannot describe how proud I am of you and what you have overcome and accomplished in your life! I’ve heard this story my entire life and still to this day cannot comprehend the magnitude of the pain and suffering you have endured. You possess unbelievable people skills and survival skills with an enviable ability to truly focus on the positive things in life! Your steadfast principles, morals, and values have forever shaped the person that I have become in my own life! I can never thank you enough for this gift! I know this project was no easy task, but I want to thank everyone involved who helped bring Rachel’s Story to life in this most important document. It will stand as a permanent record so the generations to come will never forget about the darkest era of mankind. Mother, you are my Shining Star and I wish you nothing but continued good health and Mazol in your life!
    .
    I love you dearly and you are always in my heart…..
    Your Son,
    Stuart:)

  11. Clarisse Gatti says:

    I have read many books from survivors. This is the first one I read that was uncut, unpolished and completely raw. I could visualize the interview and Rachel as she spoke. From a young age I have had an obsession with the holocaust. I like millions of others cannot understand how people can do such evils to another. But they can and we have to remember it’s there, so it will never happen again. Thank you Rachel and Robert for sharing. I would of not survived.

  12. turban10 says:

    I was taken by your comments to be ever vigilant and to stand up for what is good. I believe we are in a “forever” struggle against the dark forces that still exist too frequently test the mettle of those determined to be vigilant and stand up. Thanks for commenting. RTU

  13. Diane says:

    I just finished reading the book and thought it was a very compelling story. I have read several stories on this topic and found this personal account so gut wrenching and heartbreaking. I teach about the Holocaust in my sixth grade class but no matter how I approach it, the students never seem to get a true account of what happened during that terrible time in history. I had a survivor come in one year and that was the one time I feel my students understood. I don’t know how Rachel was able to go to schools and relay what she experienced. She is one brave woman!

  14. Sandy OMelia says:

    It was an honor to meet you at the State Capitol in Lincoln. The only thing I would have liked to know is more about what you saw day to day, more about how you felt deep inside, what you saw, smelled, felt while on the train. I know its painful, and I think your an awesome lady, but I want to teach in the future about the Holocaust and the best way is to know exactly what you were thinking, and what you felt, and what was it like for you. It is a great book and love the bigger print. I wish you the best

    Love Sandy

  15. April Killingsworth says:

    You mention not knowing about a ship with Jews that was sunk. In the book The Himmler Brothers, by Katrin Himmler, states that the Cap Arcona and the Thielbeck were sunk and more than 7500 prisoners were drowned.

    • turban10 says:

      April, Thanks to you, I have spent an evening researching Katrin Himmler and the ships. I had no idea. Would you consider putting down your thoughts and sending them to me? I would like your perspective for a blog post perhaps? I especially would like your reaction to Katrin Himmler. +/- 1000 words? RTU webtippingpoint@gmail.com

  16. marlon Stufkens says:

    your story and my mothers are so close, I did not know her story till I was 50 years old! I am alive because she survived and now I am finding she still has 6 first cousins still alive plus many offsprings.
    Thank you for telling your story.

    • turban10 says:

      Marlon – One of the most surprising aspects of Rachel’s story for me has been the unexpected perspectives
      we have received from the “Holocaust Generations.” Also, people can take Rachel’s story and have it
      resonate with they experiences they have had with someone they know. In some cases it is a light-bulb
      moment, in others it may be bringing more light. Every time, it causes me to wonder about what else is
      out there. Thanks for your input. Robert

  17. K Bempah says:

    My words here cannot express what I am say. But if you can fell me, as I know. I am sorry for what happened to you.

    • turban10 says:

      K Bempah – Only recently did Rachel begin to leak her story out. May I ask,”What part of
      her story resonated the most with you?” RTU and Rachel

  18. jan space says:

    Rachel, thank you so much for sharing your life story. It’s so important for everyone to know about the halocaust. So sorry for what you had to endure. You are a very remarkable lady.

  19. Dina says:

    I just finished the section on Rachel’s first love. What a remarkable love story. Some people live a lifetime and never find love like that. The way she describes young Morris almost makes me fall in love with him too. The only thing that could make this love better is to find out that he survived and spent his life longing for her as well.

    • turban10 says:

      Ah! Dina. I don’t know if you caught the pace of the young love episode. I re-visited it
      with Rachel and she was matter-of-fact. I had to point out that in her way, she had a place
      in her heart that still loved Morris-from-Lodz. Once Rachel processed that emotion, the lights
      went on. The reason I re-visited the story was because I felt like you, “Some people live a
      lifetime and never find love like that.” My thoughts at the time. It really is a great love
      story. Thanks, RTU

  20. JIM FAWCETT says:

    To answer the question about whether I could have survived the death camps, I would have to say ‘no I don’t think so’. Having read dozens of books on the Holocaust, I’m still amazed and in awe of anyone who survived the horrors of the Nazi atrocities perpetrated against these completely innocent individuals. I just can’t imagine the inner strength these people must have possessed to not only survive, but not lose their sanity. And then to still love life, like Rachel, just defies the imagination. I know I would be very bitter on life if I had endured what she did. A truly, truly remarkable woman! I’m 76 and would love someday to meet her before I die. I would like to know if she receives visitors and where her assisted living facility is located. Thank Rachel, for your inspiring story.

    • turban10 says:

      Although you present your thoughts on surviving in a more general sense. I
      am always taken to that standing ground beside her brother. With a brother
      next to me and the Germans alternating selections, I know. My brother knows.
      At least one is going to the chambers. Rachel tells me I would have done
      something and been killed. Now I only have tears. Rachel takes me to that
      spot- that frozen moment.

  21. Eleanor says:

    I just finished Rachel’s book and I just couldn’t put it down. Rachel is an amazing women and I felt like I was in a room just with her and listening to her story. There were times that there were tears in my eyes. I just felt I could feel her pain. I have a brother I am very close with and if I had to lose him the way she lost Jacob, I don’t think I would have been able to go on, and the bar mitzvah in tribute to her brother just go to me. I would recommend this book to everyone. it is one of a kind.

    • turban10 says:

      Elinor, I did not start out with the intent of writing a book. I
      came to the realization that the story had to be told.

  22. Mariana says:

    I’m reading the book right now… The “sreaming” part made me cry. It’s so sad.

    • turban10 says:

      Mariana – Although I have heard the story about the scream dozens of times. I tear up every time.
      The way Rachel tells it puts me there.

  23. jude says:

    I am a Christian. I have for many years read and researched every thing I could find on the Holocaust. Even though I knew it was all true, I still found it so hard to believe that so many people at one time could be so cruel.
    God has a purpose for all of us, and I would say Rachel had a special one. I would not have survived. Not unless it was Gods will because I am also very strong willed.
    My hope and prayer is that the world has seen what can happen, and that it will never happen again. Thank you Rachel for your story. God bless you always.

    • turban10 says:

      Thank YOU for connecting. I tell Rachel about all the comments. Let me
      ask you, Why were so many people cruel? Your thoughts. RTU

  24. jude says:

    first we were all born with a sinful nature. if we don’t deal with that nature then that nature controls us. second, people tend to go with the crowd. generally if you don’t go with the crowd then the crowd turns on you. so the last would be fear afraid of the crowd. I know a lot of people regret what they did and they ended up killing themselves. others never repented and they have to answer to God for that. my Lord and my Bible tells me to stand for Israel. that is what I will do until he calls me home. maranatha.

    • turban10 says:

      Jude – What was in it for the many who went along with the group? Couldn’t they see
      the war was lost as of early 1942? Any thoughts?

  25. Sandra Duck says:

    I have just read the bit about the Scream, I wondered why the book was called that. It just makes my heart ache to think how they both felt when Jacob was selected. I have read a great number of books on the Holocaust and have just finished one yesterday and started Rachel’s book My husband and I have been to Auschwitz and Buchenwald and cannot understand how anyone could do such evil things to fellow human beings. People say they could not go there or read and watch accounts of the Holocaust, I think we owe it to the Jewish people to never forget the sacrifice and evil they endured. The thought that a large number of SS officers i.e Mengele escaped via the Vatican City beggars belief. You are an amazing person Rachel. I will continue to read peoples personal accounts I owe it to them and their families to never forget.

    • turban10 says:

      The Scream in the title was my idea. It was and is my compelling reaction to the vision she conveys to me. I have thought about the scream hundreds of times. I tear up every time in response to the awful cruelty on that assembly ground that day. We do owe it to the Jews to never forget. To that point we who are alive are custodians of the truth about the Holocaust. Thanks for your comment. RTU

  26. amanda says:

    I have never been one to post a message on my feelings on a book but feel absoloutly compelled to after reading this. I couldn’t put it down till it was finished with tears in my eyes the entire time. I felt as if I was in the room and watching Rachel recount her story. As to the question if I could handle it… no I could not. Being a mother n having ur child ripped from ur arms and killed or live ur yrs out wondering I would of lost all light in my life n withered till deemed worthless to them. I’m sure that’s how u felt Rachel when they took your brother. Yet u kept going. U are an angel that walks this earth n I am so proud to share ur story to others so nobody ever forgets!

    • turban10 says:

      Could Rachel and I ask a favor. Would you post a review of ‘The
      Holocaust Scream’ on Kindle. We need your balance. It is simple
      to do, just sign in and search the title. Down the page is
      a place to leave a review.

      Rachel has some videos.

      http://bit.ly/1plz87m

      http://bit.ly/1plz87m

      Throw us a like or two and subscribe. More videos coming.

      Thanks for reaching out and helping Rachel make a dent in
      the world.

      For Rachel,

      Robert Urban

  27. Megan Zyla says:

    I was wondering if you’d be able to talk at our school to our 9th grade English class, as we are doing a paper about the Holocaust, and would like to hear your story. :) Please email me and let me know. Thank you xx

  28. Megan Zyla says:

    I was wondering if you’d be able to talk at our school to our 9th grade English class, as we are doing a paper about the Holocaust, and would like to hear your story. Please email me and let me know. Thank you xx

  29. Judy Latz Williams says:

    I just started reading your book the “Holocaust Scream” and realized that I have visited the little town that you grew up in as a small child. My husband and I were traveling through Europe one summer and we happened upon your little town of Lodz. Such a nice village. I am so sorry you had to endure such heartache, suffering and torture. Hitler was a monster and a coward and should have been burned at the stake. I pray that life is more pleasant for you now and that you don’t have to ensure such heartache as you did during WWII and afterwards. Thank you for writing your book and allowing the word to know the truth about the Holocaust Respectfully, Judy Latz-Williams

    • turban10 says:

      Judy – thanks for your kind remarks. It is reported that there were over 30 attempts on Hitler’s life. Hitler was
      aware of the attempts and thought he was invincible. In the end, he chose the time and place of his death, the
      bunker in Berlin. On a more pleasant note, Judy, would you consider leaving a review of ‘The Holocaust Scream’ on Amazon?
      Your comments personalize the small world in which we live. Thanks – RTU

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