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Holocaust survivor HENRY MELNICK was born in Lodz, Poland. Shortly after the Nazis occupied Poland in 1939, he was sent to do slave labour in the Nowy Sacz and Tarnow Ghettos and at Szebnie camp. He was then transferred to Auschwitz-Birkenau, Buna, Dora-Mittelbau and Bergen-Belsen death camps. When his parents were murdered in the Belzec death camp, he became the sole survivor of his entire family.

After liberation, Henry volunteered for the Israeli Army and fought for Israel’s independence. He came to Canada in 1965 with his wife Hela and their two children.

His story is one of strength and courage.

His survival is nothing short of a miracle.

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By My Mother's Hand
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4.3 / 5
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Heartbreaking story
June 17th, 2014
Like all stories written by Holocaust survivors, this was a heartbreaking read. Henry's story was one of survival and courage and there is no doubt in my mind that this is a difficult story for him to tell. It is amazing to see what he has accomplished in his life despite surviving all the horrors he did. However, I found the writing to be disorganized and repetitive and for that reason alone, I feel this is a 3 star book.
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By My Mother's Hand
April 7th, 2014
Admiration for this amazing man who lived through hell and lived a meaningful and loving life.
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