Joseph lemasolai lekuton born 1968 or 1969 is a kenyan politician. An often overlooked fact, jehovahs witnesses suffered great. The liebsters have shared their experiences with educators, students, and the public in europe and north. Arnolds story lets us know of the suffering that went on outside of the camps, and what other nazi banned groups had to go through to survive. Buy the paperback book lion movie tiein edition by saroo brierley at indigo. It is very human, very real and simone liebster does a wonderful job telling her story of when she was a little girl facing tremendous pressure by the nazis. Life stories of jehovahs witnesses watchtower online. In 1956 she married max liebster, who survived six years in five nazi camps. Reviewed by melissa jordine published on hminerva april, 2003 re. He belongs to the orange democratic movement odm and was elected to represent the laisamis constituency in the national assembly of kenya since the 2007 kenyan parliamentary election and reelected in 20.
You can read the whole of simone s story, told in her own words, in facing the lion memoirs of a young girl in nazi europe by simone arnold liebster available to order here. Simone arnold her maiden name was ten in 1940 at the time of the fall of. Of great interest, for example, is the facsimile of her official school geography book, which referes to the different species of humanity. Facing the giants a walk to remember facklitratur pages. Facing the lion, simone arnold liebster simone arnold. Liebsters book chronicles the period from her childhood in the early 1930s. See more ideas about jehovahs witnesses, jehovah and persecution. Nov 29, 2012 memorial for jehovahs witnesses and the holocaust at. In the years immediately preceding world war ii, simone arnold is a young girl who delights in life her doting parents, her loving aunts and uncles, and her grandparents at their mountain farm in the alsacelorraine region of france. Memoirs of a young girl in nazi europe 9780967936659. Simones story details the history of jehovahs witnesses, a story of. Jehovahs witnesses endured intense persecution under the nazi regime. Facing the lion abridged edition memoirs of a young girl.
Thus, through her narrative simone arnold liebster reaches out across generations and cultures, knowing that people everywhere, young and old, face their own lionsethical dilemmas and challenges every day. On september 11, 1939, max liebster, a young german jew, learned firsthand what it meant to be an enemy of the nazi state. Arnold liebster reaches out across generations and cultures, knowing that people. For anyone thinking seriously about the history of the nazi occupation of europe and. Disclaimers contact wikipedia developers statistics cookie statement mobile view. What are some good holocaust books for a teen summer. Facing the lion by simone arnold liebster, 9780967936659, available at book depository with free delivery worldwide. Simone arnold liebster download facing the lion abridged edition memoirs of a young girl in nazi europe pdf online.
Music of the holocaust united states holocaust memorial museum. Jun 14, 2010 a book called facing the lion by simone arnold liebster. Holocaust memorial day trust simone arnoldliebster. Facing the lion is the real life story of simone arnold, a young jehovahs witness, as she faces terror and discrimination under the nazi regime in wwii. Simone maria liebster was a french victim of nazi persecution during world war ii as she was a jehovahs witness. The book consists of two parts containing 26 contributions, preceded by a preface and an editorial foreword. Abednego, is found in the bible book of daniel, chapter 3. The book facing the lion by simone arnold liebster was one of my favorite.
As a young child she was separated from both of her parents and taken to a re education center where she was supposed to realize that her beliefs were wrong and accept that she could have a better life if only she rejected her faith. The strength of this book lies in the fact that the author is able to effectively convey the despair that. Remembering nazi oppression this book tells the story of the author as a. Facing the lion is he autobiographical account of a young girls faith and courage. Facing the lion by simone arnold liebster facing the lion is the autobiographical account of a young girls faith and courage. The author, simone arnold liebster, has two main themes. Memoirs of a young girl in nazi europe simone arnold liebster 9781937188009. In fact it would make an excellent addition to middle school curriculum.
Facing the lion is an inspiring autobiographical account of a young, nonjewish girl standing up for her beliefs in the face of overwhelming pressure to conform to. The paperback of the facing the lion abridged edition. Simones story describes her early years in detail, overlapping with the 12 terrible years of the nazi era. The book facing the lion by simone arnold liebster was one of my favorite books. Simone maria arnold liebster born 17 august 1930 was a french victim of nazi persecution during world war ii as she was a jehovahs witness. Their life included music, art, knitting and good food. A book called facing the lion by simone arnold liebster. A yellow insect timon finds under a log has mickey ears on its back.
Open library is an open, editable library catalog, building towards a web page for every book ever published. Jehovahs witnesses united states holocaust memorial museum. What the children dont know is aslan is a lion, but he is unlike any lion they could imagine. Liebster includes a letter written by marcel sutter, a 24 year old jehovahs witness, hours before he was executed by the nazis in 1943.
Simone was also notable as the author of a book called facing the lion. Facing the lion simone arnoldliebster editions schortgen. Mar 26, 2012 facing the lion is the autobiographical account of a young girls faith and courage. Facing the lion memoirs of a young girl in nazi europe by simone arnold liebster the book facing the lion tells the story of a young girl living during an age of terror more than half a century ago. Life stories of jehovahs witnesses watchtower online library.
How might the history of the nazi period been different if more people. Arnold liebsters story reaches out across generations and cultures, to people everywhere, young. Set during the nazi occupation of eastern france, it tells the story of one 12yearolds struggle to follow her conscience rather than give in to nazi propaganda and persecution. Simone arnold liebster was born on august 17, 1930, and endured discrimination and persecution as a young jehovahs witness in nazioccupied france and germany. Controversy of jehovahs witness leader erich frost. Actions against the religious group and its individual members spanned the nazi years 1933 to 1945. The situations and choices she faced reflect the universal human. Liebster,simone arnold facing the lion memoirs of a young. Unlike jews, sinti and roma gypsies, and others persecuted and killed by virtue of their birth, jehovahs witnesses had the opportunity to escape persecution and. Memoirs of a young girl in nazi europe arnold liebster, simone on.
Facing the lion memoirs of a young girl in nazi europe. Memoirs of a young girl in nazi europe by simone arnold liebster overview simone arnold is an ordinary french schoolgirl, spirited and stubborn. Free shipping and pickup in store on eligible orders. Also, some information about simone arnold liebster, who sings the english version of the song, and who has published an autobiography, facing the lion. Frost defended bret werb, music specialist at the us holocaust memorial museum see link above, defends the inclusion of frost at their website. In the years immediately preceding world war ii, simone arnord is a young girl who delights in life her doting parents, her loving aunts and uncles, and her grandparents at their mountain farm in the alsacelorraine region of france. British government responds to russias ban on jehovahs. Simone arnoldliebster is the author of facing the lion 4. Simone arnold liebster, who sings the english version of the song, was born in 1930 in mulhouse, french alsace. Simone was also notable as the author of a book called facing the lion memoirs of a young girl in nazi europe in which she wrote about her experiences at the hands of the nazis. It was a great auto biography of who a girl stud up for what she believed in even thought it would of cost her own life. Facing the lion is the autobiographical account of a young girls faith and courage. Simone arnold liebsters firsthand account is an important contribution.
See more ideas about jehovah, jehovahs witnesses and. After his arrest, followed by four months of solitary confinement in a nazi prison, liebster plummets headlong into the nightmare of the camps. Jun 25, 2017 i love the movie the lion, the witch and the wardrobe adapted from the book by cs lewis there is a scene where the one of the children ask the beavers about someone named aslan. Her family had a garden near the house and simone enjoyed hiking and cycling in their beautiful countryside. What are some good holocaust books for a teen summer reading. It is the autobiography of a young girl and her family in the holocaust you may be able to. Memoirs of a young girl in nazi europe by simone arnold liebster its a great book, very well written. Facing the lion tells the story of a young girl living during an. It seems particularly useful as a record of how attitudes came to develop and change. Facing the lion abridged edition memoirs of a young girl in. Ive read book about the holocaust but there most about jews, but this one shows how it wasnt just jews that were targeted. It is the autobiography of a young girl and her family in the holocaust you may be able to get it at your local library or on. He bears most of his resemblance with a mandrill, except mandrills dont have tails this was a trait borrowed from the baboons by the disney animators. Facolta di giurisprudenza faculty of law university of bologna.
Memoirs of a young girl in nazi europe 9781937188009. After the incorporation of alsace into the german reich during world war ii, liebsters family suffered increasing harrassment from the nazis for following the jehovahs witness faith. Social life and customs, blacks, masai african people, maasai african people, juvenile literature, biography. Growing up maasai on the african savanna joseph lekuton, author, herman viola, with, with herman viola.388 1562 408 1261 1137 1236 127 1283 1671 1027 321 1372 331 831 1078 655 1348 214 1212 582 107 854 1015 1300 353 1229 1031 840 831 373 815 25 241 1114 650 340