RIP Manny Steinberg
Manny Steinberg, the author of Outcry: Holocaust Memoirs, passed away on December 21, 2015. From all the hundreds of books/posts on this site his book was the second most visited. Probably because he was engaged and personally replied to most of the comments.
Manny Steinberg, born in Radom (Poland) on the 25th of May 1925 spent his early years in German Camps, amongst which Auschwitz, Vaihingen an der Enz, and Dachau. Manny decided to write his autobiography “Outcry – Holocaust Memoirs” when the six years of living in camps was over. By writing his story, he fulfilled a promise he made to himself during the first days of freedom. The writing process took him ten years, and now that “Outcry – Holocaust Memoirs” is being read by so many people across the world, the author feels that he is finally being heard and is very grateful for that.
Manny had never wanted to visit Germany again, until recently. In April 2015 the 90-year old was invited, along with seven other survivors, to attend the commemoration of the liberation 70 years ago of his latest camp, Vaihingen an der Enz. It was an emotional visit during which he was joined by his family and friends. They also made a visit to Dachau.
Manny’s life story has captured the miracle of one man’s determination to survive. The book is inevitably an account of human cruelty, but also a testimony to the power of love and hope. By publishing his Holocaust memoirs, the author wants to ensure that the world never forgets what happened during WWII.
May his memory be a blessing and than you for writing your story.
(via Liesbeth Heenk)