To Calm My Dreams: Surviving Auschwitz (Paperback)

Kazimierz Tyminski

Published by NEW HOLLAND PUBLISHERS, 2012
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Language: English . Brand New Book. Kazimierz Tyminski was young and full of life, a Polish university student living in Krakow, with a talent for music. He had a brief spell in the Polish Resistance before the Gestapo came knocking in 1941. Kazimierz was sent to the notorious Auschwitz concentration camp. By a quirk of fate, and luck, Kazimierz is forced into providing entertainment to the SS and Camp commandant. Through his ability to play the piano and the accordion, he avoids starvation, disease and the gas chambers. This is the powerful true story of a man caught up in the Nazi final solution and a deeply personal account of life in the most notorious of concentration camps. Translated by his children in fulfilment of their father s wishes, this book reproduces faithfully the camp notes written from Kazimierz s arrest in October 1941 to his liberation in April 1945. Bookseller Inventory #

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Synopsis: This biographical account of a Polish prisoner who survives the notorious concentration camp at Auschwitz stretches from his arrest in October 1941, to his liberation in April 1945. Kazimierz Tyminski describes himself as young, and full of bravado as he modestly relives memories, both horrific and inspirational, of his time in Auschwitz, and other concentration camps Buchenwald and Hecht. While living in the camps, he finds that it is not just luck that saves his life time after time. The magic and influence of music, and his own talent for playing it, see him survive the most incredible circumstances. Told from the perspective of a Polish man who was not oppressed for a Jewish heritage, this book provides a voice for all non-Jews who were affected by the holocaust.

About the Author: Kazimierz Tyminski was born during WWI in the Czechoslovakian town of Gaya-Kyjov. On October 15 1941 he was arrested under suspicion of hiding stolen guns and sent to prison in Montelupi, and then Auschwitz. He survived and was freed on the 12th of April 1945. In 1981, son of the author, Andrew Tyminski and his family immigrated to Australia. By 1982 he had found a mining job, which prompted the family to move to Newcastle. In 1985, the book by Kazimierz Tyminski called Uspokic Sen (To Calm My Dreams) was published in Polish. This is the English version, which has been translated by Maria Tyminska-Marx, daughter of the Author.

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Title: To Calm My Dreams: Surviving Auschwitz (...
Publisher: NEW HOLLAND PUBLISHERS
Publication Date: 2012
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