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 was also notable as the author of a book called facing the lion. 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. Liebster includes a letter written by marcel sutter, a 24 year old jehovahs witness, hours before he was executed by the nazis in 1943. After his arrest, followed by four months of solitary confinement in a nazi prison, liebster plummets headlong into the nightmare of the camps. Facing the lion is the autobiographical account of a young girls faith and courage. 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. The paperback of the facing the lion abridged edition.
The situations and choices she faced reflect the universal human. How might the history of the nazi period been different if more people. The book facing the lion by simone arnold liebster was one of my favorite. Facing the lion is he autobiographical account of a young girls faith and courage. What are some good holocaust books for a teen summer.
A book called facing the lion by simone arnold liebster. Open library is an open, editable library catalog, building towards a web page for every book ever published. Facing the lion simone arnoldliebster editions schortgen. For anyone thinking seriously about the history of the nazi occupation of europe and. Controversy of jehovahs witness leader erich frost. Facing the lion abridged edition memoirs of a young girl in. 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. The strength of this book lies in the fact that the author is able to effectively convey the despair that. Simone arnold liebsters firsthand account is an important contribution. 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.
Facolta di giurisprudenza faculty of law university of bologna. Facing the lion memoirs of a young girl in nazi europe. Simone arnold liebster download facing the lion abridged edition memoirs of a young girl in nazi europe pdf online. 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. The book consists of two parts containing 26 contributions, preceded by a preface and an editorial foreword. Free shipping and pickup in store on eligible orders. Growing up maasai on the african savanna joseph lekuton, author, herman viola, with, with herman viola. Facing the lion abridged edition memoirs of a young girl. The author, simone arnold liebster, has two main themes. Memoirs of a young girl in nazi europe by simone arnold liebster overview simone arnold is an ordinary french schoolgirl, spirited and stubborn. In fact it would make an excellent addition to middle school curriculum. 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. Jehovahs witnesses united states holocaust memorial museum. Joseph lemasolai lekuton born 1968 or 1969 is a kenyan politician.
Mar 26, 2012 facing the lion is the autobiographical account of a young girls faith and courage. Simone arnold liebster, who sings the english version of the song, was born in 1930 in mulhouse, french alsace. Simone maria liebster was a french victim of nazi persecution during world war ii as she was a jehovahs witness. Facing the giants a walk to remember facklitratur pages.
British government responds to russias ban on jehovahs. 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. Facing the lion by simone arnold liebster facing the lion is the autobiographical account of a young girls faith and courage. 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.
Memoirs of a young girl in nazi europe simone arnold liebster 9781937188009. 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. Arnold liebsters story reaches out across generations and cultures, to people everywhere, young. Memoirs of a young girl in nazi europe 9780967936659. Liebster,simone arnold facing the lion memoirs of a young. Remembering nazi oppression this book tells the story of the author as a. 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. Jun 14, 2010 a book called facing the lion by simone arnold liebster. Their life included music, art, knitting and good food. Life stories of jehovahs witnesses watchtower online library. A yellow insect timon finds under a log has mickey ears on its back. Simone arnold liebster was born on august 17, 1930, and endured discrimination and persecution as a young jehovahs witness in nazioccupied france and germany. Disclaimers contact wikipedia developers statistics cookie statement mobile view.
Actions against the religious group and its individual members spanned the nazi years 1933 to 1945. Of great interest, for example, is the facsimile of her official school geography book, which referes to the different species of humanity. 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. See more ideas about jehovah, jehovahs witnesses and. An often overlooked fact, jehovahs witnesses suffered great. The liebsters have shared their experiences with educators, students, and the public in europe and north. 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. Simone arnold her maiden name was ten in 1940 at the time of the fall of. Simone arnoldliebster is the author of facing the lion 4.
What are some good holocaust books for a teen summer reading. Holocaust memorial day trust simone arnoldliebster. The book facing the lion by simone arnold liebster was one of my favorite books. It seems particularly useful as a record of how attitudes came to develop and change.
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. Life stories of jehovahs witnesses watchtower online. Also, some information about simone arnold liebster, who sings the english version of the song, and who has published an autobiography, facing the lion. Music of the holocaust united states holocaust memorial museum. Her family had a garden near the house and simone enjoyed hiking and cycling in their beautiful countryside. Arnold liebster reaches out across generations and cultures, knowing that people. Facing the lion tells the story of a young girl living during an. Buy the paperback book lion movie tiein edition by saroo brierley at indigo. 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. Frost defended bret werb, music specialist at the us holocaust memorial museum see link above, defends the inclusion of frost at their website. 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. 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. On september 11, 1939, max liebster, a young german jew, learned firsthand what it meant to be an enemy of the nazi state.
Simones story details the history of jehovahs witnesses, a story of. Facing the lion by simone arnold liebster, 9780967936659, available at book depository with free delivery worldwide. 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. The character rafiki is a bit of a cross between a mandrill and a baboon. Jehovahs witnesses endured intense persecution under the nazi regime.
Liebsters book chronicles the period from her childhood in the early 1930s. Abednego, is found in the bible book of daniel, chapter 3. What the children dont know is aslan is a lion, but he is unlike any lion they could imagine. Ive read book about the holocaust but there most about jews, but this one shows how it wasnt just jews that were targeted. Memoirs of a young girl in nazi europe arnold liebster, simone on. 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. 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, simone arnold liebster simone arnold. Reviewed by melissa jordine published on hminerva april, 2003 re.79 784 52 756 976 791 807 270 144 1205 1461 1113 1152 611 733 879 1204 1294 323 355 822 1470 1223 1326 466 808 877 663 1145 732 608 189 474 1138 631 920 742