Thursday, November 7, 2013

Amazon Kindle Countdown for "Walk Forward," begins!


Contact: Rosa Raskin
Phone: 440.461.4125

“Walk Forward,” to be Promoted on
Per the 75th Anniversary of Kristallnacht on November 9, 2013, “Walk Forward,” will begin a week long Kindle Countdown on and
Cleveland, Ohio –November 7, 2013. German born Rosa Raskin (nee Chimowicz) describes her 50+ year search for her older sister in “Walk Forward,” a different Schindler's list. Fulfilling the promise made to her father, a Holocaust survivor and member of the “Last 500,” Raskin tells the story of her immigrant family and a father’s hope to find his first-born daughter, Eugenia Chimowicz, a blond-haired nine-year-old, last documented alive in concentration camp Stutthof on September 3, 1944.

Using letters from her Uncle Alfred, Head of Metals #1 in the Lodz Ghetto, who selected each member of the “Last 500,” and those of her father verifying the stories young Rosie heard as a child, Raskin details the history of the family, including events in the lives of her Christian relatives, before, during, and after the Holocaust. Jewish family members are caught in a hellish spider's web. As pawns in the chess game between Hitler's assistants, the group designated as metal workers, survive the Lodz Ghetto, Auschwitz, and Stutthof, the last place where two young Chimowicz mothers and their four children were seen alive. Those who survived concentration camp Stutthof, were sent to a converted cigarette factory in Dresden to make munitions. On the burning of Dresden, they continued on a horrific death march to concentration camp Theresienstadt. Born in Germany after the Holocaust, Raskin describes the courage of her mother, Louise, who enabled the family to continue forward in the complicated journey to the United States as displaced persons.

“Walk Forward,” $2.99, is being promoted in the week-long Kindle Countdown for $0.99.

A silent tribute, “We walk forward, but will never forget,” is presented in the book's video trailer at

About the Author

Rosa Shine Raskin (nee Chimowicz) was born in Karlsruhe, Germany, and immigrated to the United States in 1951. She has a B.S. in Biology and an M.S. in Microbiology, from The Ohio State University. She also holds an M.L.S. from Kent State University. She is currently a freelance writer, researcher, and consultant, after having worked in hospitals, government, and the Fortune 100 for over 30 years. She founded Rosa S. Raskin & Associates LLC in 2007, and has three blogs on the web including "Precious Cooking," "Information Specialist Secrets," and "Most Precious Memories." She has published more than a dozen articles cited on the covers of leading international paint and coatings trade journals, APCJ and PPCJ, having been taught by her father, at the age of eight, to paint the bricks on houses.

For more information on “Walk Forward,” please check the book’s website at, which includes photographs.