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" In 1941 Berek Jakubowicz (now Benjamin Jacobs) was deported from his Polish village and remained a prisoner of the Reich until the final days of the war. His possession of a few dental tools and rudimentary skills saved his life. Jacobs helped assemble V1 and V2 rockets in Buchenwald and Dora-Mittelbau; spent a year and a half in Auschwitz, where he was forced to remove " In 1941 Berek Jakubowicz (now Benjamin Jacobs) was deported from his Polish village and remained a prisoner of the Reich until the final days of the war. His possession of a few dental tools and rudimentary skills saved his life. Jacobs helped assemble V1 and V2 rockets in Buchenwald and Dora-Mittelbau; spent a year and a half in Auschwitz, where he was forced to remove gold teeth from corpses; and survived the RAF attack on three ocean liners turned prison camps in the Bay of Lubeck. This is his story.


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" In 1941 Berek Jakubowicz (now Benjamin Jacobs) was deported from his Polish village and remained a prisoner of the Reich until the final days of the war. His possession of a few dental tools and rudimentary skills saved his life. Jacobs helped assemble V1 and V2 rockets in Buchenwald and Dora-Mittelbau; spent a year and a half in Auschwitz, where he was forced to remove " In 1941 Berek Jakubowicz (now Benjamin Jacobs) was deported from his Polish village and remained a prisoner of the Reich until the final days of the war. His possession of a few dental tools and rudimentary skills saved his life. Jacobs helped assemble V1 and V2 rockets in Buchenwald and Dora-Mittelbau; spent a year and a half in Auschwitz, where he was forced to remove gold teeth from corpses; and survived the RAF attack on three ocean liners turned prison camps in the Bay of Lubeck. This is his story.

30 review for The Dentist of Auschwitz: A Memoir

  1. 5 out of 5

    Katie

    I had the amazing opportunity to meet Benjamin Jacobs, and he even signed my book. AMAZING man in horrible circumstances.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Jessica

    Benjamin gives an extremely vivid recollection of his life before, during, and after the Holocaust and his experiences in different concentration camps. His dental schooling was very minimal, yet it helped saved his life during the brutal Nazi regime, even giving him some clout with the most brutal of Nazi soldiers...I highly recommend this memoir. You can also read this story in its entirety online for free, and no it is not illegal. The author purposely made it available to allow for his story Benjamin gives an extremely vivid recollection of his life before, during, and after the Holocaust and his experiences in different concentration camps. His dental schooling was very minimal, yet it helped saved his life during the brutal Nazi regime, even giving him some clout with the most brutal of Nazi soldiers...I highly recommend this memoir. You can also read this story in its entirety online for free, and no it is not illegal. The author purposely made it available to allow for his story to be read by as many people as possible.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Nancy Short

    I came upon this book on a holocaust research website. I've since read it 3 times and each time i find myself crying about the things he endured. One of the best books I've read on the subject.

  4. 4 out of 5

    BAM The Bibliomaniac

    To be Jewish; to be in a concentration camp; to be faced with the decision to do what is commanded of you to survive-this is what faces our narrator. Nothing could be worse than the horrific trauma of pulling the gold teeth of the gassed fellow prisoners. His triumphant life after the camp is a smack in the face of the Nazi regime.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Paige

    This isn't the easiest book to read. At times, you will cringe at the heinous and inhumane torture so many Jews faced during the holocaust. You will sigh at the beautiful love that developed between the author and a woman whom he met while fetching water outside of the camp. You will cry tears of sadness, many times over, when you remember this all truly happened. And you will again cry, though this time tears of joy, when it is certain the war has ended and the author has survived. An exception This isn't the easiest book to read. At times, you will cringe at the heinous and inhumane torture so many Jews faced during the holocaust. You will sigh at the beautiful love that developed between the author and a woman whom he met while fetching water outside of the camp. You will cry tears of sadness, many times over, when you remember this all truly happened. And you will again cry, though this time tears of joy, when it is certain the war has ended and the author has survived. An exceptional story of hope, perseverance and life capturing a moment in history when there was little reason to believe in any of those things.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Jessica

    An amazing memoir of a man surviving concentration camps by being deemed the dentist of Auschwitz III. The shipwreck of the luxury liner towards the end is probably the most gut-wrenching part as they are on the threshold of freedom, but thousands drown, after surviving years in a concentration camp. Much of this book is a part of the Holocaust, that not many people know about.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Sue

    Another well written and descriptive book about the holocaust. I really enjoyed the writing in this book, but of course the subject matter is disturbing. I think it should be read by all high school students, maybe we can keep history from repeating itself.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Daphne

    One of the most amazing story of Auschwitz, if you enjoy WWII read this book.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Barbara

    Surviving the Holocaust took great strength and good luck. a survivor also had to make his own luck which this survivor did. This is a very well written memoir

  10. 5 out of 5

    Kim

    wow! what a memoir! his details and memory is astounding. I have read quite a few holocaust survivor's memoirs, and this one was quite different, most ended with liberation, not really telling us what happened to them afterwards, just a page or two that stated what families survived, if they got married where they lived. But this one went on to explain life for jews after liberation and what happened to the guards and kappos. Gave me a lot of food for thought.

  11. 4 out of 5

    April eclecticbookworm

    Memoir of a man who survived the Holocaust and credits part of that survival from practicing dentistry on the other camp inmates and sometimes the guards. His story goes beyond the camps to the ships containing prisoners that were bombed at the end of the war resulting in mass casualties.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Beth

    Another unbelievable account of someone's time/survival during the Holocaust.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Michele

    Excellent holocaust story. A quick read with some real life information. Definitely a page-turner.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Mwansa

    This was a painful book to read. It raised emotions within me that I did not even know I felt that strongly. How could one group of people so mistreat another. See them in such deteriorated condition and yet keep that treatment going on. What the Jews went through during the years of WWII is almost beyond belief. For a man to lose his home, his family, his health, his livelihood and all that comes with it to such an extent must have been really painful. This book is not for the fain of heart but This was a painful book to read. It raised emotions within me that I did not even know I felt that strongly. How could one group of people so mistreat another. See them in such deteriorated condition and yet keep that treatment going on. What the Jews went through during the years of WWII is almost beyond belief. For a man to lose his home, his family, his health, his livelihood and all that comes with it to such an extent must have been really painful. This book is not for the fain of heart but it is a book that I think should be read by many. We should be people that, in the words of Micah 6:8 '.. seek justice, love mercy, walk humbly with God..' I could not help but think of that the entire time I was reading this book

  15. 4 out of 5

    Rickhow

    This was one of the best books I have read about the terrible Holocaust. The "story" kept your interest the entire way, was and excellent read, and only a couple of things kept me from giving it a 5 star. First negative was that the last few pages seemed to wrap up the story in too quick a fashion. It was almost like, well I have written all the pages my editor will allow so let me wrap up the story for you, bring you up to date with very few details on myself, my family, my career. Second, a co This was one of the best books I have read about the terrible Holocaust. The "story" kept your interest the entire way, was and excellent read, and only a couple of things kept me from giving it a 5 star. First negative was that the last few pages seemed to wrap up the story in too quick a fashion. It was almost like, well I have written all the pages my editor will allow so let me wrap up the story for you, bring you up to date with very few details on myself, my family, my career. Second, a couple of incidents in the book were just too hard to believe. I am totally sure that the author who went through this horrid experience told about these two incidents exactly as he remembered them and did not in his mind make the up. But...without giving away too much of the story...I found it hard to believe what happened with the author's father when they arrived at their final concentration camp...just hard to believe no one noticed. The second incident was in regards to his brother. I mean what are the odds. However....this is a must read.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Linda

    I heard a Polish joke the other day. It made me sad and I found it disturbing. The Polish Jews were targeted more than any other community of Jews. Reading of the integrity, strength and determination of this Polish Jew during the horrific Nazi ordeal, it seems quite offensive to mock Poles, even if just in jest or for a good "laugh".

  17. 4 out of 5

    Loretta Rinzel

    This was a very interesting book. The memoir of Benjamin is told in a story from start to finish. It tells how his family is torn a part and how he and his father endure the heartships of concentration camps. I was appalled at the dentistry stories. I recommend it:)

  18. 4 out of 5

    Kathleen

    Excellant memior,almost unbelievable that this poor man and his family endured such harrassment, humiliation, and degradation. How one human could do such acts of hate is inconceivable to me. God bless them all and the survivors.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Emily

    An incredible recollection of his story as a concentration camp survivor. It makes me wonder how things would’ve turned out if he made different decisions (i.e. if he took up Zosia’s offer) or if he didn’t seize the opportunity of being a dentist at each camp he lived at.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Rustyryurt

    Very good book but does use a lot of German dialog that is not translated but then later in the book it is. Very inspirational story and a must read if you like to read about the war.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Maryann

    Detail memoir of the horrors of the Nazi work and concentration camps and the resilience of those who survived.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Karen Jones

    I thought this was well written and engrossing. I could hardly put it down. One of the better Holocaust memoirs out there.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Nicki

    Such a sad story of a difficult time. It is so important for us to study history and learn from the mistakes of the past. Daddy used to say that if we don't learn from the past we will repeat it. Still thinking about this book and sad content days after finishing the book.

  24. 4 out of 5

    L. Besems

    Like all stories about survivors of concentrationcamps, this one also grabbed me. The craziness of it all..

  25. 5 out of 5

    Rishika

    In Holocaust literature, this testimony is by far and above one of the best I've read. The author's desire to preserve his family at all costs is gripping, yet the finality of their humanity is inevitable. Benjamin Jacobs writes an inspirational memoir of survival during the Holocaust and how fortuitous skills and training in dentistry saved his life. In a thoroughly engaging manner, Mr. Jacobs relates his thoughts, loves, passions, and challenges with God as he endured the daily fear and hunger In Holocaust literature, this testimony is by far and above one of the best I've read. The author's desire to preserve his family at all costs is gripping, yet the finality of their humanity is inevitable. Benjamin Jacobs writes an inspirational memoir of survival during the Holocaust and how fortuitous skills and training in dentistry saved his life. In a thoroughly engaging manner, Mr. Jacobs relates his thoughts, loves, passions, and challenges with God as he endured the daily fear and hunger, cold and pain of 4 years in the Holocaust universe. He is to be commended for sharing his life with us. Hopefully, we will listen.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Shauna Croak-Falen

    A story of absolute strength and survival. Absolutely amazing to read about how people come together in the most unusual moments in such traumatic circumstances. Through a devastating journey, this memoir provides a reminder of everything we can never forget - how someone can commit such horrific crimes, but have a moment of realization resulting in an act of kindness and how someone faced with such tragedy can be able to persevere and never give up, no matter the hard choices they are faced wit A story of absolute strength and survival. Absolutely amazing to read about how people come together in the most unusual moments in such traumatic circumstances. Through a devastating journey, this memoir provides a reminder of everything we can never forget - how someone can commit such horrific crimes, but have a moment of realization resulting in an act of kindness and how someone faced with such tragedy can be able to persevere and never give up, no matter the hard choices they are faced with.

  27. 4 out of 5

    K.J.

    I have a classroom set of this memoir for my World History students' study of WWII and the Holocaust. This is an amazing story, and one that every human being should read. Thank you Benjamin for sharing your experiences, and not holding back in the telling. It is a true account of the horrors of Nazi occupation and Hitler's "Final Solution".

  28. 5 out of 5

    Jeannette

    This is also where my opa Dykstra was at end of world war 11, on the ocean liner prisons in bay of lubeck in Germany, his ship was the only one not bombed

  29. 4 out of 5

    Brittany Teaster

    One of my favorites! Captivating story of survival.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Kelly Higgins

    Very interesting memoir. Tells a lot more about the Polish side of the Holocaust than you would normally hear. Not as graphic as you may expect, but nevertheless some parts are obviously disturbing.

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