The Journey of Alfred Goldsteen’s Family

From Promising Lives to the Holocaust

by George H. Goldsteen



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 10/11/2022

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.5x11
Page Count : 224
ISBN : 9781543769135
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 8.5x11
Page Count : 224
ISBN : 9781543769159
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 224
ISBN : 9781543769142

About the Book

This book describes the history of the author’s grandparents, parents and other relatives from 1905 until about 1946 with a few details of a much later period. It gives an insight into their daily lives and the problems encountered during World War I, the various revolts in Germany following that war and its hyper inflation period, the crisis years during the 1930s, World War II and life in the Nazi concentration camps. It is based on the voluminous diaries kept during the war by the author’s mother and an uncle, on extensive recorded interviews with them and research by the author in various archives.

About the Author

George was born in the Netherlands and is a Holocaust survivor. He has several tertiary qualifications in nautical, hydrographic and mathematical sciences. He retired as a lecturer aged 52 and started teaching about Judaism and the Holocaust. He was in charge of the Launceston Hebrew Congregation for 25 years.