Author & Speaker
Adena Astrowsky has worked as a government attorney for over fifteen years. She taught Sunday School at her temple for eight years, and in her last two years she co-taught a class on Holocaust studies. As a writer, Adena regularly contributes articles to MASK Magazine. Recently, Adena was recognized for her professional and philanthropic work with an Amazing Woman Award from the Phoenix Suns and National Bank of Arizona. Adena is the mother of three very active teenagers.
Adena Bernstein Astrowsky
Amsterdam Publishers | March 2020
This is the story of one remarkable young woman's unimaginable journey through the rise of the Nazi regime, the Second World War, and the aftermath. Mania Lichtenstein’s dramatic story of survival is narrated by her granddaughter and her memories are interwoven with beautiful passages of poetry and personal reflection. Holocaust survivor Mania Lichtenstein used writing as a medium to deal with the traumatic effects of the war.
Gold Medal Winner:
Readers' Favorite Book Contest
First Place Winner:
Royal Dragonfly Book Award
Amazon Bestseller in the following categories:
Jewish Holocaust History
High School Books
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The COVID-19 pandemic
During the global pandemic, we have created a list of 20 book discussion questions as well as a teacher's guide/lesson plans to be used when teaching lessons from the Holocaust in conjunction with the book.