Mimi Rubin had fond memories of growing up in Nový Bohumín, Czechoslovakia, a place that ten thousand people called home. It was a tranquil town until September 1, 1939, when the German army invaded the city. From that day forward, eighteen-year-old Mimi would face some of the harshest moments of her life.
This memoir follows Mimi’s story—from her idyllic life in Nový Bohumín before the invasion, to being transported to a Jewish ghetto, to living in three different German concentration camps, and finally, to liberation. It tells of the heartbreaking loss of her parents, grandmother, and countless other friends and relatives. It tells of the tempered joys of being reunited with her sister and of finding love, marrying, and raising a family.
A compelling firsthand account, Mimi of Nový Bohumín, Czechoslovakia: A Young Woman’s Survival of the Holocaust weaves the personal, yet horrifying, details of Mimi’s experience with historical facts about this era in history. This story helps keep alive the memory of the millions of innocent men, women, and children who died in the German concentration camps during the 1930s and 1940s.