Children's Letters to a Holocaust Survivor

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In 1943, Esther Terner and 300 other Jews escaped from Sobibor, a Nazi death camp. It was the biggest escape of WWII and the subject of Rashke's book, ESCAPE FROM SOBIBOR. The book, and movie based on it, brought Esther many invitations to speak in public schools. Her story generated hundreds of letters from children expressing their concern and outrage. Those letters inspired DEAR ESTHER. More

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About Richard Rashke

Richard Rashke is a lecturer and author of non-fiction books including The Whistleblower’s Dilemma: Snowden, Silkwood and Their Quest for the Truth, Escape from Sobibor, The Killing of Karen Silkwood, and Useful Enemies: John Demjanjuk and America's Open-Door Policy For Nazi War Criminals. His works have been translated into eleven languages and have been the subject of movies for screen and television. He is also an alto sax player and composer. He lives in Washington, D.C.


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Esther Terner made a vow to share her holocaust story because she believed that hatred and bigotry could be turned to hope and love. Children's Letters to a Holocaust Survivor: Dear Esther by Richard Rashke

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Review by: LePineK on April 30, 2016 :
Before her daring escape from Sobibor, a WWII Nazi death camp, Esther Terner made a pledge to share the atrocities she witnessed so that world would never forget. This book is her legacy of the vow she made, but it does more than simply chronicle the past. It delves into the psyche of a survivor and shows how sharing stories can heal and create a connection to the next generation. The book features real letters, poems, and drawings sent to Esther, and these letters are just as moving as her story. They show not only the courage of Esther but the empathy of children. Love and tolerance is the balm against hate.
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