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Alter Wieners father was brutally murdered on September 11 1939 by the German invaders of Poland . Alter was then a boy of 13. At the age of 15 he was deported to Blechhammer a Forced Labor Camp for Jews in Germany . He survived five camps. Upon liberation by the Russian Army on May 9 1945 Alter weighted 80 lbs as reflected on the books cover.       Alter Wiener is one of the very few Holocaust survivors still living in Portland OR . He had moved to Oregon several years ago and since then he has shared his life story with 300 audiences in universities colleges middle and high schools Churches Synagogues prisons clubs etc. He has also been interviewed by radio and TV stations as well as the press     Wieners autobiography is a testimony to an unfolding tragedy taking place in WWII. It has a message what prejudice may lead to and how tolerance is imperative.       This book is not just Wieners life story but it reveals many responses to his story. Hopefully it will enable many readers to truly understand such levels of horror and a chance to empathize with the unique plight of the Holocaust victims.  

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