Among the first written accounts of the concentration camps-a major literary and historical discovery.While in a Russian-administered holding camp in Katowice, Poland, in 1945, Primo Levi was asked to provide a report on living conditions in Auschwitz. Published the following year, it was subsequently forgotten and remained unknown to a wider public.Dating from the weeks and months immediately after the war, Auschwitz Report details the authors' harrowing deportation to Auschwitz, and how those who disembarked from the train were selected for work or extermination. As well as being a searing narrative of everyday life in the camp, and the organization and working of the gas chambers, it constitutes Levi's first lucid attempts to come to terms with the raw horror of events that would drive him to create some of the greatest works of twentieth-century literature and testimony. Auschwitz Report is a major literary and historical discovery.
'This is where she sleeps. A cupboard. A bedroom. A windowless box.'Sisters Dolly and Tala have never felt further from home. In the blistering heat of Singapore, they spend their days enabling ex-pats to have lives they could never afford for themselves.Even though she has little freedom, Dolly can just about live with her job if it means she's able to support her beloved young daughter back in the Philippines. One day - if she's lucky - Dolly may even be able to go back and see her.Tala, however, just can't keep her mouth shut about the restrictive, archaic rules maids are forced to abide by on pain of deportation. She risks everything to help her fellow maids, who have struggled to have their voices heard for far too long.In a world where domestic workers are treated so poorly, The Maid's Room explores how women can come together to change each other's lives, and be the architects of their own futures..
France, 1944. Twelve-year-old Eloise's father has not come home in over a week, and she is getting worried that something might be badly wrong. When the Germans occupy Eloise's town and the Nazi Kommandant moves in, things start falling apart. Through a chance meeting, Eloise volunteers to join the Resistance. Suspense, secrecy and danger follow her as, inspired by her favourite detective fiction books, she tries to find her father. A hidden passage behind a tapestry, a deportation list and a race against time... Will Eloise find her father? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rosie Jones. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/oakh/000819/bk_oakh_000819_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this, the final tale of the Nandia trilogy, the Galactic Grand Council confirms that Nandia has gone missing. Bernard struggles within himself to gather enough information to even begin a search. He does learn that Praesepe, Nandia's home planet, has come under siege. The council summons Elli, immortal former queen of Aesir, and Dunstan, the magical troubadour of Geasa, to join Bernard on a mission to unravel the mystery. They learn that an unknown disease on the planet Erylia has laid waste to the health of its adolescent youth. The planet, mired in despair over the end of its future generations, has undertaken a program to replace its ailing youth with healthy breeding stock from Praesepe. Nandia's home is now under siege, as an entire generation of young Praesepians is being kidnapped. Nandia's grandchild, Grace, is one of the many incarcerated on Praesepe, marked for deportation to give birth to future Erylian generations. Not only are Erylians shielding telepathic communications, they are hunting Nandia. With the help of new allies, Bernard, Elli, and Dunstan must use all their resources to infiltrate the Erylian command structure and find a way to restore the fate of two societies on the verge of decimation - one desperate to recover its future as it steals the tomorrows of another. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ned Wolf. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/116236/bk_acx0_116236_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Early on a grey November morning in 1941, only weeks after the German invasion, a small Ukrainian town is overrun by the SS. This new novel from the award-winning author of the Booker Prize short-listed The Dark Room tells of the three days that follow and the lives that are overturned in the process. Penned in with his fellow Jews, under threat of deportation, Ephraim anxiously awaits word of his two sons, missing since daybreak. Come in search of her lover, to fetch him home again, away from the invaders, Yasia must confront new and harsh truths about those closest to her. Here to avoid a war he considers criminal, German engineer Otto Pohl is faced with an even greater crime unfolding behind the lines, and no one but himself to turn to. And in the midst of it all is Yankel, a boy determined to survive this. But to do so, he must throw in his lot with strangers. As their stories mesh, each of Rachel Seiffert's characters comes to know the compromises demanded by survival, the oppressive power of fear, and the possibility of courage in the face of terror. Rich with a rare compassion and emotional depth, A Boy in Winter is a story of hope when all is lost and of mercy when the times have none. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mark Deakins. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/005202/bk_rand_005202_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Immigration fraud, some call it. Immigration reform, others advocate for. Between the nostalgia and rhetoric, migrant families are facing an uphill battle of convincing American lawmakers about allowing them in. The dream of freedom has left many in utter disappointment.Apart from increased impoverish levels and population explosion, America is infested with the curse of racism, colonialism, and radicalism. The more migrants of different faiths, beliefs and ethnicities who have entered, the more they have been accused of posing security threats to the nation.This essay, "Why Do You Want to Come to America", examines the reasons why Muslim migrants are coming to America despite the Muslim ban, hate speech, propaganda, and government resistance.With the Muslim ban in place, deportation of illegals and profiling being applied aggressively toward anyone of foreign descent, the fundamental question in all of this should be: Is the promise of wealth worth the cost of losing your culture, kids, and livelihood?Reviewed by Robert A. Groves for Readers' Favorite Why Do You Want to Come to America? by Eric Reese is a contemporary essay aimed at the person who wants to migrate to America. Specifically, it is aimed at Muslims who want to migrate to the United States. The essay explores the subjects of money, freedom, marriage, education, religion, and refuge. Beginning with money, Reese portrays a grim and accurate portrait of the financial struggle which exists to realize the American dream once one has arrived in the nation. Unfortunately, that same grimness exists for some native-born Americans. While the author applauds the religious freedom which exists in America, he questions the limits of some other liberties which people think are freely available to all. It was quite interesting to read what Reese had to say about protest and the results from such action.However, the grimmest picture of all i 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jason Meza. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/088187/bk_acx0_088187_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Winner: Best Finnish Crime Novel 2014 When an old man is found dead on the road - seemingly run over by a Hungarian au pair - police investigator Anna Fekete is certain that there is more to the incident than meets the eye. As she begins to unravel an increasingly complex case, she’s led on a deadly trail where illegal immigration, drugs and ultimately murder threaten not only her beliefs but her life. Anna’s partner, Esko, is entrenched in a separate but equally dangerous investigation into the activities of an immigrant gang, where deportation orders and raids cause increasing tension and result in desperate measures by gang members - and the police themselves. Then a bloody knife is found in the snow, and the two cases come together in ways that no one could have predicted. As pressure mounts, it becomes clear that having the law on their side may not be enough for Anna and Esko. Chilling, disturbing and terrifyingly believable, The Defenceless is an extraordinary, vivid and gripping thriller by one of the most exciting new voices in crime fiction. Kati Hiekkapelto is a best-selling, award winning author, punk singer, performance artist and, formerly, special-needs teacher. She lives on an old farm (which has been in her family for hundreds of years) on the island of Hailuoto in Northern Finland with her children and sizable menagerie. Here she is currently setting up an asylum for artists in danger. Hiekkapelto has taught immigrants and lived in the Hungarian region of Serbia, which inspired her to write her highly regarded debut crime novel, The Hummingbird. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Julie Masiey. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/024718/bk_adbl_024718_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A journalist chronicles the next chapter in civil rights - the story of a movement and a nation, witnessed through the poignant and inspiring experiences of five young undocumented activists who are transforming society's attitudes toward one of the most contentious political matters roiling America today: immigration. They are called the DREAMers: young people who were brought or sent to the United States as children and who have lived for years in America without legal status. Growing up, they often worked hard in school, planned for college, only to learn they were, in the eyes of the United States government and many citizens, "illegal aliens". Determined to take fate into their own hands, a group of these young undocumented immigrants risked their safety to "come out" about their status - sparking a transformative movement, engineering a seismic shift in public opinion on immigration, and inspiring other social movements across the country. Their quest for permanent legal protection under the so-called "Dream Act" stalled. But in 2012 the Obama administration issued a landmark new immigration policy: Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, which has since protected more than half a million young immigrants from deportation even as efforts to install more expansive protections remain elusive. The Making of a Dream begins at the turn of the millennium, with the first of a series of "Dream Act" proposals; follows the efforts of policy makers, activists, and undocumented immigrants themselves; and concludes with the 2016 presidential election and the first months of the Trump presidency. The immigrants' coming of age stories intersect with the watershed political and economic events of the last two decades: 9/11, the recession, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Obama presidency, and the rebirth of the anti-immigrant right. In telling their story, Laura Wides-Muñoz forces us to rethink our definition o 1. Language: English. Narrator: Almarie Guerra. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/006479/bk_harp_006479_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Un canto a la libertad y a la dignidad de aquellas mujeres a quienes nadie suele escuchar: las empleadas domésticas. Reglas esenciales para la organización del servicio doméstico extranjero: 1. Seguridad: Las criadas pueden generar muchos problemas en este sentido. Por ello te recomiendo guardar bajo llave su pasaporte, sobre todo si se ocupa de cuidar a tus hijos. 2. Relaciones: No debes permitir que tenga novio. Al fin y al cabo, un embarazo significaría su deportación y podrías verte obligada a pagarle el vuelo de regreso a casa. 3. Alimentación: Aconsejo separar su comida desde el primer día. Por ejemplo, yo tomo café Illy, que cuesta veinte dólares el paquete. ¡No esperaréis que lo comparta con ella! Estas reglas son algo que la joven Jules, recién llegada a Singapur, no consigue comprender del todo, por mucho que sus nuevas amigas insistan en que son necesarias para manejar al servicio filipino. Frente a esas señoras privilegiadas, las doncellas como la joven Dolly o su rebelde hermana Tala, soportan esa situación escandalosamente injusta a cambio del dinero necesario para mantener a sus familias. Pero, ¿hasta cuándo aguantarán sin rebelarse? ENGLISH DESCRIPTION 'This is where she sleeps. A cupboard. A bedroom. A windowless box.' Sisters Dolly and Tala have never felt further from home. In the blistering heat of Singapore, they spend their days enabling ex-pats to have lives they could never afford for themselves. Even though she has little freedom, Dolly can just about live with her job if it means she's able to support her beloved young daughter back in the Philippines. One day - if she's lucky - Dolly may even be able to go back and see her. Tala, however, just can't keep her mouth shut about the restrictive, archaic rules maids are forced to abide by on pain of deportation. She risks everything to help her fellow maids, who have struggled to have their voices heard for far too long. In a world where domestic workers are treated so poorly, The Maid's Room explores how women can come together to change each other's lives, and be the architects of their own futures.