Branded on My Arm and in My Soul | A Holocaust Memoir

Branded on My Arm and in My Soul A Holocaust Memoir ~ by Abraham W. Landau
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One of the prime objectives at Remember.org is bringing people closer to the stories of survival.

When the authors of this book asked us to share it with you, we found that the time Abraham Landau was in Auschwitz was about the same time as Abram Korn, as shared in Abe’s Story.

Branded on My Arm and in My Soul: A Holocaust Memoir ~ by Abraham W. Landau

 

 

 

Abraham Landau grew up

in Wilczyn, Poland in the 1920s and ’30s

Holocaust Survivor Abraham Landau growing up
Photo Credit: Abe Landau, Landau family collection – Second from Left

 

Abe Landau was transported to a ghetto in

Zagorow, Poland in 1940.

The following year, an SS man burst into Abe’s home, grabbed him and threw him into the back of a truck bound for a labor camp in Inowroclaw. The sight of his mother chasing the truck and falling beneath the spray of machine-gun fire would be his final image of her or of anyone in his immediate family.

Holocaust Study Guide - Abraham Landau
Photo Credit: Abe ID Card, Landau family collection

Abe spent the next five years in labor and

concentration camps throughout the Reich

He emerged from the nightmare a man of faith and endurance, his spirit still alive after surviving death marches, starvation, beatings  and brutal transports in cattle cars crisscrossing Europe.

Holocaust death march
Photo Credit: Death March, Yad Vaschem archives

Abe Landau, survivor, cantor, and activist,

after the Holocaust.

Starting anew in the United States, Abe rebuilt his life as a tailor—cantor, activist and founder of the Holocaust Memorial in New Bedford, Massachusetts.

Photo Credit: Abe the Tailor , Spinner Publications
Photo Credit: Abe the Tailor , Spinner Publications

As the number of accounts that bear testimony to the horrors of the Holocaust grows increasingly finite, it becomes all the more important for us, now, to seek out stories such as Abe’s and learn what we can from them.

Branded on My Arm and in My Soul A Holocaust Memoir ~ by Abraham W. Landau
Photo Credit: Book cover, Spinner Publications

 

 

Branded on My Arm and in My Soul: A Holocaust Memoir ~ by Abraham W. Landau

 

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Abe’s Story

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