Holocaust survivor pens book about experiences in camps
By Joseph Palmersheim – SUN NEWSPAPERS
To this day, Golden Valley resident Maryla Neuman doesn’t know why Auschwitz’s “Angel of Death” let her live.
Golden Valley resident Maryla Neuman recently wrote a book about her experiences as a Polish Jew during the Holocaust. “Pockets In My Soul” is available at the Temple Israel in Minneapolis, and all proceeds from sales of the book go towards the temple’s education fund. (Photo by Joseph Palmersheim – Sun Newspapers)
The Golden Valley resident recounts the experience in her 92-page book, “Pockets In My Soul,” which was published earlier this year. In the encounter, Neuman and several other inmates have just been caught stealing cabbage by Josef Mengele, the camp doctor who was infamous for performing human experiments on prisoners. A fellow prisoner blamed “the Jewess” (Neuman) for the theft.
“I knew I was done for,” Neuman writes. “I looked for (Mengele’s) pistol. I waited for it to jump out of its holster. I listened for the shot. I could smell the smoke.” Read full story by Joseph Palmersheim of the Sun Focus.