The love for her children and yearning to see them again allowed "Mama" to survive true evil. This is a vivid story of a woman's journey, enduring the incomprehensible atrocities of war, concentration camps, and oppressive Communist rule.
We must learn from history so that we can make correct decisions for the future.
Aldona Wos, M.D.
Former Ambassador to Estonia
Daughter of Paul Wos, Flossenburg Concentration Camp Prisoner #23504
As an educator with over 18 years in the classroom, I am honored to have had the opportunity to educate students on the tragedies of the Holocaust. Bożenna Urbanowicz Gilbride’s “Waiting for Mama” is the highly anticipated follow up to her initial autobiography “Children of Terror”, which has become a staple of curriculum since 2011. It includes drama suitable for a movie adaptation and displays the strength and courage of a Holocaust survivor that yearns to be reunited with her family. The twists and turns of the story take readers on a journey explained through a “Mama’s” love.
Bożenna Urbanowicz Gilbride is no novice to the subject of totalitarian rule, having suffered under Hitler. That makes her the right person to offer this true and devastating story of a courageous woman, her “Mama” who survived concentration camps; terrorized by both the Nazi’s and the Stalinists, she was undeterred in her quest to reunite with her children. This is a riveting account of evil and how one person managed to survive and ultimately triumph.
Bill Donohue, Ph. D.
Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights