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Published on Oct 9, 2017
The Fifth Diamond tells the story of Irene Weisberg Zisblatt. This story moves from her childhood in Hungary through her terrifying coming of age as a prisoner in Nazi death camps and continues on to her life in America. The lack of bitterness with which Irene tells of her experience, with her straight for worth style, adds power to what is essentially a testament to the triumph of the human spirit faced with the dehumanizing ordeal of life in Auschwitz-Birkenau. Irene found that believing strongly that the horrors of the camps were temporary helped her cling to the hope she could survive and be human again. It took her 50 years to unleash the terror of her experiments and find the courage to re-live the pain in order to share her story, without hate or bitterness.