Childhood Behind Barbed Wire
Bartnikowski’s stories are one of the most moving evidence of tragic fate of children in Auschwitz. In the book, the camp is shown from their perspective. The author describes hunger, fear, loneliness and despair of children who were uprooted from the safe world of their childhood and left at the mercy of violence and death. Dry narration intensifies dramatic nature of depicted scenes. The camp experience is deeply engraved in Bartnikowski’s memory. He said in one of his interviews: “I wanted to throw it away, get rid of it. Forever! I started to write down my memories and memories of my friends. I hoped that once they had been written they would be gone. Unfortunately, it did not happen so…”. The Polish version of 'Childhood Behind Barbed Wire' was first published in 1969.
Voices of Memory 5. Pregnant Women and Children Born in Auschwitz
The fifth volume in the "Voices of Memory" series is devoted to the youngest Auschwitz prisoners, the children born there and their mothers. The author of this volume, Helena Kubica, has spent many years, studying the camp records and accounts by survivors. She has collected the photographs that are presented to the readers. The picture that emerges is one of the unimaginable suffering, woe, and monstrous crime, that left an indelible mark on those who lived through it. The tragedy of expectant mothers in the camp was not only an utter contradiction of the joy of motherhood, but even more so an absolute violation of natural law and human dignity.
Table of Contents
-From the Publisher
-Selected Sources I Accounts and Memoirs II Documents and Photographs
-Timeline of Important Events in Auschwitz Concentration Camp - Bibliography
We should never forget them - CD
CD version of the album by Museum historian Helena Kubica, published by the Auschwitz Memorial in 2003. It is devoted to the memory of the children deported to Auschwitz Concentration Camp, the majority of whom were murdered in the camp by the Germans or fell victim to the conditions of life in the camp.
It is estimated that there were approximately 230,000 children and young people aged less than eighteen among the 1,300,000 million people deported to Auschwitz Concentration Camp between 1940 and 1945. The majority, over 216,000 children, were of Jewish origin, and over 11,000 were Gypsy (Roma). The remaining children were of Polish, Belorussian, Ukrainian, Russian, or other origin.