We Survived the Holocaust
We Survived the Holocaust

We Survived the Holocaust

The Bluma and Felix Goldberg Story

By Frank W. Baker, Illustrated by Tim Ogline, Edited by John Shableski


156 Pages, 6.5 x 9.5

Formats: Hardcover, Paperback

Paperback, $19.99 (US $19.99)

Publication Date: September 2022

ISBN 9781637610206

Not Yet Published. Estimated release date: September 2022


During Adolph Hitler's rule over Nazi Germany there were over 40,000 concentration, labor and death camps built with the intent of erasing an entire population of Jews, gypsies and 'other examples of impure races'. Bluma Tishgarten and Felix Goldberg were both young Polish Jews caught up in the Holocaust; Adolf Hitler's ascent to power; the rise of anti-semitism and more. But yet they survived. Not only did the Nazis exterminate over 6 million Jews, they slaughtered anyone else who did not fit the ideal Aryan profile. Bluma and Felix's miraculous story of survival, combined with the rise of nationalism and fascism, leading to the extermination of millions of human beings is also a cautionary tale-a dangerous history that, if we do not heed the warning signs, could very well be repeated.


"I cannot think of a more powerful way for the Blumberg's story to be told than through the graphic novel, We Survived the Holocaust – The Bluma and Felix Goldberg Story. I highly recommend this title to readers from young adults – adults. As a former school librarian and current educator of school librarians, I hope that this title will be on the shelves of all middle and high school libraries. The stories of how the Goldbergs, and other Jews, survived the Holocaust should never be forgotten by current and future generations." —Karen Gavigan Ph.D., Professor and Interim Director, College of Information and Communications. University of South Carolina

"The story of Bluma and Felix Goldberg successfully walks that fine line, capturing the human experience while also doing justice to the scale and monstrosity of the Holocaust, yet without resorting to horrific imagery... If any graphic novel has ever captured the profound love that so many survivors felt for their adopted homeland, this is it. Tim Ogline's detailed maps and landscapes help to create a true work of art." —Doyle Stevick Ph.D., Executive Director, The Anne Frank Center University of North Carolina

"This graphic novel will engage readers of all ages as they encounter the terrors of the past with fresh eyes. With the scourge of intolerance, hate and anti-Semitism still present in daily life, we must continue to share survivor stories with the next generation." —Renee Hobbs, Media Education Lab University of Rhode Island USA

"The Goldberg story is the American story. Despite all of our obvious problems, it is still a blessed story of inclusion, hope and accomplishment--two people who somehow survived the horrors of the Holocaust to find another life in another land. I highly recommend this heartwarming book." —Marvin Kalb, former CBS/NBC correspondent, Author of the widely acclaimed Assignment Russia

"We Survived the Holocaust makes the story of Bluma and Felix Goldberg come alive for a new generation of readers...Whether you are a classroom teacher wanting to teach the Holocaust or a fan of graphic novels, you will want to have this book in your collection. You won't be able to put it down. Nor should you." —William Kist, Professor Emeritus, Kent State University

Author Biography

Frank W. Baker is an author, educator and a national Jessie McCanse Awardee and “Leaders in Learning” honoree. He is a consultant to the SC Writing Improvement Network, and former consultant to the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE). He has developed a nationally recognized media literacy resource website and is also an avid nature photographer. To learn more, go to www.frankbaker.com