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In our hearts we were giants : the remarkable story of the Lilliput Troupe : a dwarf family's survival of the Holocaust

"This remarkable, never-before-told account of the Ovitz family, seven of them dwarfs, bears witness to the best and worst of humanity and to the terrible irony of the Ovitzes' fate: being burdened with dwarfism helped them endure the Holocaust. Through dogged research and interviews with Perla, the last surviving Ovitz sibling, and other relatives, Koren and Negev weave the tale of a beloved and successful family who were popular entertainers in Central Europe until the Nazis deported them to Auschwitz in May 1944. Descending from the transport train into the hell of the concentration camp, the Ovitz family--known widely as the Lilliput Troupe--was separated from other Jewish victims. When Dr. Josef Mengele was notified of their arrival, he assigned them to sequestered quarters. His horrific "research" on twins and other genetically unique individuals already under way, Mengele had special plans for the Ovitzes. The authors chronicle Mengele's loathsome experiments upon the family members, the disturbing fondness he developed for these small people, and their interminable will to survive."--Back cover.

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  • "Im Herzen waren wir Riesen"@pl
  • "Giants"@pl

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  • ""This remarkable, never-before-told account of the Ovitz family, seven of them dwarfs, bears witness to the best and worst of humanity and to the terrible irony of the Ovitzes' fate: being burdened with dwarfism helped them endure the Holocaust. Through dogged research and interviews with Perla, the last surviving Ovitz sibling, and other relatives, Koren and Negev weave the tale of a beloved and successful family who were popular entertainers in Central Europe until the Nazis deported them to Auschwitz in May 1944. Descending from the transport train into the hell of the concentration camp, the Ovitz family--known widely as the Lilliput Troupe--was separated from other Jewish victims. When Dr. Josef Mengele was notified of their arrival, he assigned them to sequestered quarters. His horrific "research" on twins and other genetically unique individuals already under way, Mengele had special plans for the Ovitzes. The authors chronicle Mengele's loathsome experiments upon the family members, the disturbing fondness he developed for these small people, and their interminable will to survive."--Back cover."
  • ""This remarkable, never-before-told account of the Ovitz family, seven of them dwarfs, bears witness to the best and worst of humanity and to the terrible irony of the Ovitzes' fate: being burdened with dwarfism helped them endure the Holocaust. Through dogged research and interviews with Perla, the last surviving Ovitz sibling, and other relatives, Koren and Negev weave the tale of a beloved and successful family who were popular entertainers in Central Europe until the Nazis deported them to Auschwitz in May 1944. Descending from the transport train into the hell of the concentration camp, the Ovitz family--known widely as the Lilliput Troupe--was separated from other Jewish victims. When Dr. Josef Mengele was notified of their arrival, he assigned them to sequestered quarters. His horrific "research" on twins and other genetically unique individuals already under way, Mengele had special plans for the Ovitzes. The authors chronicle Mengele's loathsome experiments upon the family members, the disturbing fondness he developed for these small people, and their interminable will to survive."--Back cover."@en
  • "In this remarkable, never-before-told account of the Ovitz family, seven of whose ten members were dwarves, readers bear witness to the best and worst of humanity and to the terrible irony of the Ovitz's fate: being burdened with dwarfism helped them endure the Holocaust. Israeli authors Yehuda Koren and Eilat Negev weave the tale of a beloved and successful family of performers who were famous entertainers in Central Europe until the Nazis deported them to Auschwitz in May 1944. Descending into the hell of the concentration camp from the transport train, the Ovitz family'known widely as the Lilliput Troupe'was separated from other Jewish victims. Dr. Josef Mengele was notified of their arrival and they were assigned better quarters and provided more nutritious food than other inmates. The authors chronicle Mengele's experiments upon the Ovitz's, and the creepy fondness he developed for these small people, even the songs he composed and sang to this family of singers, dancers, and klezmorim. Finally liberated by Russian troops, the family returned to their deserted village in Transylvania, and eventually found their way to a new home in Israel. They resumed their careers, overcame their handicaps and became wealthy and successful performers."@en

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  • "Biographies"@en
  • "Biography"
  • "Biography"@en
  • "Personal narratives"
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  • "In our hearts we were giants : the remarkable story of the Lilliput Troupe : a dwarf family's survival of the Holocaust"@en
  • "In our hearts we were giants the remarkable story of the lilliput troupe--a dwarf family's survival of the holocaust"@en
  • "Kukiełki doktora Mengele : niezwykła historia żydowskich karłów ocalałych z Holocaustu"@pl
  • "Kukiełki doktora Mengele : niezwykła historia żydowskich karłów ocalałych z Holocaustu"
  • "Sercem byliśmy wielcy niezwykła historia żydowskiej rodziny karłów ocalałej z Holocaustu"
  • "In our hearts we were giants : the remarkable story of the Lilliput Troupe ; a dwarf family's survival of the Holocaust"
  • "Kukiełki doktora Mengele : niezwykła historia żydowskich karłów ocalałych z holocaustu"@pl
  • "In Our Hearts We Were Giants : The Remarkable Story of the Lilliput Troupe - a dwarf family's survival of the Holocaust"
  • "Sercem byliśmy wielcy : niezwykła historia żydowskiej rodziny karłów ocalałej z holocaustu"@pl
  • "Sercem byliśmy wielcy : niezwykła historia żydowskiej rodziny karłów ocalałej z holocaustu"
  • "I hjertet var vi kaemper beretningen om "Lilleput-Truppen" ; dvaergfamilien som overlevede Holocaust"
  • "In our hearts we were giants"
  • "In our hearts we were giants : the remarkable story of the Lilliput Troupe : a dwarf family's survival of the Holocaust"@en
  • "I hjertet var vi kæmper : beretningen om "Lilleput-Truppen" - dværgfamilien som overlevede Holocaust"@da