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Book of Interest: Sky Tinged Red: A Chronicle of Two and a Half Years in Auschwitz

Book of Interest: Sky Tinged Red: A Chronicle of Two and a Half Years in Auschwitz

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Sky Tinged Red is Isaia Eiger's chronicle of two-and-a-half years as a prisoner in the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp during World War II. Bringing it to publication after Eiger's death in 1960 took the skills and passion of family members spanning four generations, including Eiger's daughter, Dora Eiger Zaidenweber, who spent hundreds of hours translating the story from its original Yiddish. This reading brings together his daughter, grandchildren and great-grandchildren to read from and discuss this moving memoir, which is a tribute to the power of survivor testimony and the transmission of memory through successive generations.