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Dignity Endures

by (author) Judith Rubinstein

The Azrieli Foundation
Initial publish date
Mar 2018
History, Historical, Adolescence, 20th Century, Jewish Studies
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    Publish Date
    Mar 2018
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  • Age: 14 to 18
  • Grade: 9 to 12


When the train from Hungary to Auschwitz brings Judith face-to-face with death, her mother’s quick actions save her. At twenty-four years old, separated from her family, she struggles to stay alive in a system bent on humiliation and degradation, where surviving the daily violence is a matter of luck. Judith endures the destruction of her family, holding close the memories of those she loved. Feeling hopelessly alone after the war, she must figure out how to put her life back together and where to find home. Weaving together her story with those of cherished friends and family, Judith’s poetic reminiscences show how Dignity Endures even through the worst of human tragedies.

About the author

Judith Rubinstein was born in Mezocsát, Hungary, in 1920. After the war, she spent more than two years in displaced persons camps in Italy, where she married and started a family. Judith immigrated to Canada in 1948 with her husband, Béla Rubinstein, and their new baby. Judith Rubinstein passed away in 2013.

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