November 16, 2023
6:00 p.m. Program
7:00 p.m. Book Signing
Simi Valley, CA.
As part of the programming for our Auschwitz: Not long ago. Not far away. exhibition, please join us for a conversation and book signing with Oren Schneider, the grandson of a holocaust survivor, for his recent book The Apprentice of Buchenwald: The True Story of the Teenage Boy who Sabotaged Hitler’s War Machine (Publish Date: January 27, 2023). For tickets and to pre-purchase books, please click here.
“Being an inmate of a Nazi concentration camp did not stop Alexander Rosenberg. It did not stop him from doing whatever he could to keep his father alive. And it did not stop him from sabotaging the Nazi war effort by subtly tampering with the weaponry he assembled.” - Elisha Wiesel, son of Elie Wiesel.
Captured and taken to Buchenwald, the largest concentration camp in Germany, Alexander Rosenberg and his father collaborate to survive one day at a time. A chaotic chain of events puts young Alexander at the heart of a massive armament sabotage scheme. When his father is gravely injured and disappears after an air bombing, it is up to industrious Alexander to create leverage and use wartime machinations and raw talent to save his father's life. This universal, true story of inner strength, resourcefulness and optimism was documented and written by Alexander's grandson, Oren Schneider. It is dedicated to brave people everywhere who choose not to give up.