What Papa Told Me is the story of Felice’s grandfather, Murray Schwartzbaum, whose courage and sheer will to live helped him survive eight different labor and concentration camps in the Holocaust, start a new life in America, and keep a family intact in the aftermath of his wife’s suicide. Endorsed by Elie Wiesel and Yad Vashem in Jerusalem, What Papa Told Me is a 2-time Honorable Mention book award winner, has sold tens of thousands of copies around the world, was translated into Polish, and continues to be taught in schools as part of their Holocaust curriculum.

Available in paperback & ebook.
Also available in Polish in paperback.

What Papa Told Me

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Could you survive five years in eight different labor and concentration camps? And could remain hopeful for the future? Papa did.

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Murray

1948

Age 27

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Murray

2012

Age 91

Awards

HONORABLE MENTION: 2011 Eric Hoffer Book Award

HONORABLE MENTION: 2011 New York Book Festival

Reviews

"Children and grandchildren of survivors also have their stories to tell. As is this one. All are poignant, just as they all are important to the understanding of the Event and its human implications and consequences.”

ELIE WIESEL