Contact: Rosa Raskin
“WALK FORWARD,” A Different Schindler's List Revealed
Per recent participation in the Shoah DNA project (http://www.dnashoah.org/), which seeks to reunite family members, German born Rosa Raskin describes her 50+ year search for her lost sister.
Cleveland, Ohio – October 3, 2013 – Revealing a different Schindler's list and fulfilling the promise made to her father, Rosa Raskin tells the story of her immigrant family and her father’s hope to find his lost child. The purpose of the book, WALK FORWARD, is to continue to uncover information about her older sister, Eugenia Chimowicz, a blond-haired, nine-year-old girl 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 family of the “last 500,” and those of her father verifying the stories young Rosie heard as a child, she details the history of the family, including events 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 mothers and their four children were seen alive. Born in Germany after the Holocaust, Rosie 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 is an ebook ($2.99) and paperback ($8.99) on Amazon at http://www.amazon.com/Walk-Forward-ebook/dp/B009H6Y7AC and at Createspace.com ($8.99) at http://www.CreateSpace.com/4015278.
A silent tribute, “We WALK FORWARD, but will never forget,” is presented in the book's video trailer at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zp7uQap6p2M.
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 http://www.raskinfo.com/walkforward.html, which includes photographs.