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I Refused to Die: Stories of Boston Area Holocaust Survivors and Soldiers Who Liberated the Concentration Camps of World War II

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Reviewed by Dr. Gideon Greif

I Refused to Die

Edited by Susie Davidson
Ibbetson Street Press, 2005
407 pages

This collection of testimonies, written by the survivors in their own words, is an example of the important localized documentation work carried out by many Holocaust centers in the United States. Stories include those of Michael Kraus, who survived the "Family Camp" in Auschwitz-Birkenau and the last big selection by Josef Mengele; Rena Finder, who was saved thanks to Oskar Schindler; Channa Seldin who survived the Majdanek extermination camp; Stephan Ross, who endured horrible Nazi medical experiments; and others.