These compelling stories form a riveting memoir that begins with the author’s birth during the rise of Hitler in 1930s Germany. He and his surviving family escape to Holland and sail to America where they encounter many challenges as immigrants in a new world. This country truly becomes a land of opportunity where one can build a new life and become more than a “Holocaust survivor.” Midwest Book Review states “We’re In America Now: A Survivor’s Stories is an unforgettable memoir, not only of isolation and genocide during the Holocaust of World War II, but also of hope and commitment to social justice.”
Fred Amram is a professor emeritus in General College at the University of Minnesota. He has been head of the Division of Arts, Communication, and Philosophy, as well as director of academic affairs. He has won the Morse Alumni Distinguished Teaching Award and has taught courses in the areas of speech communication and creativity. Professor Amram is an author of books and articles about creativity, invention, robotics, and communication, and curator of several exhibitions displaying the achievements of women inventors. In addition to We’re In America Now, his articles and essays have been published in American Jewish World, Whistling Shade, and more.
Fred Amram is a retired University of Minnesota professor of communication and creativity. He spent his early years in Hanover, Germany, where he experienced the Holocaust from its inception in 1933. In addition to We’re In America Now, his articles and essays have been published in American Jewish World, Whistling Shade, and more.
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