Meet Abe's son, editor and co-author of Abe's Story, Joseph Korn, with his wife, Jill.
My father, Abram Korn, survived more than five years in Nazi concentration camps and ghettos. He couldn't bring himself to write his story until almost 25 years after his liberation. Writing his memoirs from 1969 until his death in 1972 finally liberated my father of those locked in memories.
More than 20 years later, I finally created time to edit his work and prepare it for publication. Dad's first draft detailed his life in the Holocaust, his liberation, and the rebuilding of his life with other survivors in post-war Germany. His original manuscript ended with his arrival by train in Augusta, Georgia, where I still live in my family home. I continue my father's story in the Epilogue, telling how he raised our family and built our business.
Abe's Story: A Holocaust Memoir was released by Longstreet Press on April 11, 1995, the fiftieth anniversary of his liberation from Buchenwald Concentration Camp in Germany. The softback edition of Abe's Story is now available, published by New Millennium Press.
Background of the Editor
Joey Korn was born in Augusta, Georgia, in 1953. He graduated from the University of Georgia in 1976 with a BBA degree in Management. Joey then joined his family business, Parts Warehouse Co., the largest distribution center of auto parts in the Augusta market. Joey soon became President and CEO of the business, eventually supervising up to 43 employees.
He began teaching a class on the Holocaust in 1981 and continues teaching and speaking about the Holocaust today, using Abe's Story as the focus. His emphasis is on applying the lessons of the Holocaust into our lives today, to improve our own lives and to make this world a better one to live in.
After negotiating the sale of Parts Warehouse Co., Joey devoted himself to revising and completing his father's memoirs, preparing them for publication. Joey and his family traveled to Europe in 1993 to visit several concentration camp sites where his father was imprisoned, getting more "in touch" with the Holocaust experience. Learn more about Joey's visits to the camps by clicking here.
By publishing his father's story, Joey is setting an example for other descendants of survivors. The youngest of the survivors are in their sixties and, in the near future, it will be up to their descendants to ensure that the survivors' stories stay alive. As he says, "It is up to us to carry the torch."
I hope you will choose to order your own copy of Abe's Story today.
Joey Korn's web sites