Waiting for Mama

Second Edition

by Bożenna Urbanowicz Gilbride & Foreword by Stephen Gilbride



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 2/11/2020

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 154
ISBN : 9781532082313
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 154
ISBN : 9781532082320

About the Book

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. Danielle Lyon Miami, Florida 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. President Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights

About the Author

Following the success of her first book “Children of Terror”, Bozenna Urbanowicz Gilbride brings her own story of war, family separation, and the struggles for family reunification to “Waiting for Mama”. Bozenna has been married to Richard Gilbride since 1957 and they raised their four children in New York. Bozenna’s reflections on her personal history as a Polish Catholic holocaust survivor through World War II, and the struggles following the war has always captivated her son Stephen. In this, second edition of “Waiting for Mama”, Stephen has collaborated with his mother to include more details, and more historical references beyond the first edition. Bozenna’s wish is for this book to reach as many young adult readers as possible to enlighten them on the devastations of truly difficult times and the miracles of moving past them.