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Memoir Narrates the Dramatic Life Circumstances of a Holocaust Survivor

PRWeb Thursday, 19 July 2018
Sandra Scheller encourages readers to ‘Try to Remember—Never Forget’ the history of The Holocaust

LAS VEGAS (PRWEB) July 19, 2018

Sandra Scheller believes that every Holocaust survivor has a unique story to tell. In her award-winning debut publication titled “Try to Remember—Never Forget” (published by iUniverse), she narrates her mother’s Holocaust experiences and how she survived them.

Ruth Goldschmiedova Sax’s life story begins in Moravia in 1928. At the age of 11 in 1939, the Nazis invaded Czechoslovakia, and life changed for everyone. By 1941, the family found themselves getting off a transport train in Theresienstadt, where Ruth was forced to grow up quickly. She was shaved to prevent lice infestation, bathed in soup, wrapped her feet in paper to keep them warm in the winter while laying electric cable in the snow, and witnessed beatings and deaths of many. Separated from her father, she survived awful circumstances, only to be sent to Auschwitz in 1944, where she faced Dr. Mengele in the nude half a dozen times.

Finally, with God’s help and liberation, she was reunited in 1945 with her mother and father, a true miracle. Liberation was a challenge within itself, learning to survive on barely anything. As a 17 year old, she continued her education but was in a classroom of 12 year olds so that she could catch up. Later on, Ruth learned the skills needed to become a clothing and costume designer. Through letter writing with her childhood sweetheart that she met when she was 7 years old, Kurt Sax went back to marry her in Czechoslovakia and bring her to America. She knew she would be without her parents temporarily, making a vow to get them over one day. In America she was born again with freedom, love, a new language and a new way of life, which she has lived for over 70 years.

This memoir narrates the dramatic life circumstances that led her from her birthplace in central Czechoslovakia, to three concentration camps, and finally to her home in America. Ruth reminds readers to never give up, continue to have hope and that tomorrow will be a new day.

Scheller describes her work in documenting her mother’s life story as “nothing short of miraculous” because she was able to understand first-hand about her mother’s childhood while teaching the readers to “never forget.” The book also details who her mother is today and how she lives.

Readers may visit to purchase and learn more about the book that has received the iUniverse Editor’s Choice award, the Gayle McCandliss Literacy Award 2017, the Multicultural Motion Pictures Association 2017-2018 author/documentary Award, Reader’s Favorite Five Star award. It also received recognition from President Barack Obama and the CIA, honorable minister of culture and education Costas Kadis in Cyprus, in Cyprus’ school curriculum in Nicosia as well as the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington D.C.

“Try to Remember—Never Forget”
By Sandra Scheller
Hardcover | 5.5x8.5 in | 150 pages | ISBN 9781532049064
Softcover | 5.5x8.5 in | 150 pages | ISBN 9781532045127
E-Book | 150 pages | ISBN 9781532045110
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Sandra Scheller’s artistic life includes creating, repairing, designing costumes and clothing for film, theater, and the famous Martha Becket’s Amargosa Opera House near Death Valley, California. She assists Vilen Golovko of The Flying Cranes aerial ballet and trapeze for over 20 years. She wrote and performed a solo show at the Amargosa Opera House entitled “If These Walls Could Talk” and was nominated as the Artist of the Year in Nevada 2010. She graduated from San Diego State University and received her teaching credentialing from UCLA. She won the Top Female Mime Award at the National Mime Festival in 1975 and 1976, performed numerous commercials as a mime, guest performed in Reading Rainbows and Sesame Street. Scheller and her mother Ruth Goldschmiedova Sax spend their time going to different schools, organizations and events to remind the world that another Holocaust will never be tolerated. In May 2018 Ruth Sax was awarded an honorary college degree for her work in contribution to the community in human relations and education from Southwestern College.

iUniverse, an Author Solutions, LLC, self-publishing imprint, is the leading book marketing, editorial services, and supported self-publishing provider. iUniverse has a strategic alliance with Indigo Books & Music, Inc. in Canada, and titles accepted into the iUniverse Rising Star program are featured in a special collection on iUniverse recognizes excellence in book publishing through the Star, Reader’s Choice, Rising Star and Editor’s Choice designations—self-publishing’s only such awards program. Headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana, iUniverse also operates offices in Indianapolis. For more information or to publish a book, please visit or call 1-800-AUTHORS. For the latest, follow @iuniversebooks on Twitter.

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