2016 Award Winner | Auschwitz #34207: The Joe Rubinstein Story


2016 Award Winner | Auschwitz #34207: The Joe Rubinstein Story

by Aug 21, 2016Book Awards

Auschwitz #34207: The Joe Rubinstein Story

Amazon Bestseller

#1 in Holocaust Biography and #1 in Holocaust Memoirs

For over 70 years, his remarkable story was hidden from the world.

Shortly before dawn on a frigid morning in Radom, Poland, German soldiers forced twenty-one year-old Icek “Joe” Rubinsztejn onto a crowded, open-air truck. The next day, several around him were dead. From there, things got worse for young Joe-much worse

Joe arrived at Auschwitz on April 30, 1942. It would be seven decades before he revealed how he survived several of the most notorious concentration camps. His is an inspiring narrative; a story of reliance, endurance, courage and faith.

Barefooted when he was seized by the Nazis, Joe became one of New York’s leading shoe designers-working with companies whose shoes were sought after by First Ladies and movie stars alike. Joe’s story bears witness to the ultimate triumph of the human spirit. While the Nazis took everything else, they were unable to take his unassailable joy.

Joe’s story is one of discovering light in the darkest of places, an inspiration for us all.

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Entering the FAPA President’s Book Award was one of the best things I could have done for my book.?I had no idea when I entered the?contest, the honor that would come with winning. I even wore my medals home on the plane.

Nancy Sprowell Geis

Nancy Sprowell Geis

Author ? Presenter ? Motivational Speaker

In 2007, Holocaust survivor Joe Rubinstein told author Nancy Sprowell Geise that he would never publicly share his experiences at Auschwitz and several other of the most notorious Nazi concentration camps. Five years later, he changed his mind. When Nancy began writing Joe?s story, she had no idea the impact it would have on her life as she immersed herself in Joe?s world and his remarkable journey of survival and triumph.

Shortly after its release in 2015, Auschwitz 34207 ? The Joe Rubinstein Story, became an Amazon Bestseller ranked #1 in Holocaust Memoirs (Kindle). In November 2015, Nancy presented Joe’s story at the United States Library of Congress and gave a book signing at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. where she was presented with their Coin of Excellence Award. Author Geise has been invited to speak across the United States with museums, veterans groups, civic organizations, churches, synagogues, bookclubs, senior communities, and the Kansas State Capitol. In May 2016, Nancy gave the Keynote presentation at the State of Kansas Holocaust Commemoration Service.

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