Living a Life that Matters

  • by Ben Lesser
  • Narrated by Ben Lesser, Jonathan Silverman
  • 8 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In this engaging, inspiring, and educational Holocaust survivor memoir, Ben Lesser invites listeners to revisit a time in history when the world went mad. Learn how this ordinary, young Jewish teenager from Krakow, Poland, survived through extraordinary times living in ghettos, enduring four concentrations camps -- including Auschwitz, Buchenwald and Dachau -- two death marches, and two death trains. After liberation from Dachau, the Holocaust survivor slowly healed, eventually recovering physically from his near-death experience. At age 18 - penniless, uneducated, and unable to speak English - he made his way to the USA and succeeded in living the American Dream.
One of the most important rags-to-riches biographies by Holocaust survivors, as a teacher, bearing witness to the past and teaching students of all ages the important values of tolerance, democracy, respect for human dignity, and decency. Ben's determination to achieve his dreams-despite horror and tragedy-is a harrowing nonfiction account of his life that will inspire you to achieve your own dreams.
Narrated in part by actor/producer/director Jonathan Silverman, Son of Rabbi Hillel Silverman and grandson of Rabbi Morris Silverman. "I am honored to help share the remarkable story of this remarkable man. Ben Lesser is a survivor in every sense. The important message of Ben's journey is Zachor: Remember. I will never forget my time with Ben, working together to help make this incredible audio book come to life, for present and future generations."

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Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-12-2014
  • Publisher: Remembrance Publishing