BOOK LAUNCH – NEW ENGLISH EDITION
Identity – From Holocaust to Home
What happens to a child as the offspring carrying the legacy of Nazi Germany? What is growing up in post war Germany like? In ‘Identity – From Holocaust to Home’, Elke tells the story of her upbringing in Germany and reflects upon her life. The book inspires resilience and determination to pursue the life one wants to create.
An Amazon #1 Best Seller
This Holocaust Remembrance Day is a day I’ll never forget.
Many years ago when I read Viktor Frankl’s book Search for Meaning, I was mesmerized. He not only survived the camps but could rely on his education as a neurologist and philosopher to help him visualize what he was going to do afterwards. He created a marvellous legacy and has been an inspiration to so many, including myself.
I am so glad Alex, my dad, who was only fifteen when he was shipped to the camps, has now a chance to speak through me. He was there with Viktor on Amazon, both an inspiration for their teachings on human resilience!
I hope they are both smiling down on us for Identity and its teachings of life lessons to make it to #1 on Amazon’s hot new bestsellers in German History.
North Shore News Feature
Elke Babicki poses with portraits of her parents and the new English translation of her memoir. ‘Identity: From Holocaust to Home’
Photo courtesy of Paul McGrath, North Shore News
Elke Babicki has been waiting her whole life to tell this story.
In 2017, Babicki, a longtime West Vancouver resident, got her first chance to tell that story with the publication of Übern Ozean in her native Germany.
And with a new translation set to publish, Babicki is now ready for English-speaking readers to learn about her family’s tale of survival during the Nazi regime, the lingering effects of post-traumatic stress disorder and ultimately, finding the will and resolve to move on.
Babicki’s memoir, Identity: From Holocaust to Home, will launch in English on Jan. 27 to coincide with International Holocaust Remembrance Day.
“Babicki transforms her family’s history into a tale with universal meaning. Her writing finely captures the impact of the Holocaust and explores the human capacity for transformation. It is a deeply personal account that carries valuable lessons for us all.”
— Victor Chan, co-author of Wisdom of Forgiveness and Wisdom of Compassion with His Holiness the Dalai Lama
“Identity is a carefully researched and compellingly written masterpiece as the author navigates this complex legacy, which raises every conceivable question of human meaning and resilience.”
— Stephen G. Post, PhD., Professor of Family, Population and Preventive Medicine, School of Medicine, Stony Brook University, New York
“A riveting page-turner which holds your attention right through to the end.”
— Caroline Sutherland, author of The Body Knows