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Inspiration for the Nation with Yaakov Langer

Jun 6, 2022

Rosie Heilbrun was always told her red hair was a curse, but she never believed it. She often dreamed what it would look like under a white veil with the man of her dreams by her side. However, her life takes a harrowing turn in 1944 when she is forced out of her home and sent to the most gruesome of places: Auschwitz.

Upon arrival, Rosie’s head is shaved and along with the loss of her beautiful hair, she loses the life she once cherished. Among the chaos and surrounded by hopelessness, Rosie realizes the only thing the Nazis cannot take away from her is the fierce redhead resilience in her spirit. When all of her friends conclude they are going to heaven from Auschwitz, she remains determined to get home. She summons all of her courage, through death camps and death marches to do just that.

Her granddaughter, Nechama Birnbaum knew the world needed to know her grandmother's story. Her book "The Redhead of Auschwitz" is about the intricacies of Jewish culture that still exist today and the tender experiences that are universal to all humanity: family, coming of age, and first love. It is a story that celebrates believing in yourself no matter the odds. This is a story about the little redheaded girl who thought she could, and so she did.

Unfortunately, shortly after this interview, Rosie passed away. It is with great sadness but also honor, that we have the opportunity to release an interview with her to help perpetuate her legacy.

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This episode is in memory of:
Shimon Dovid ben Yaakov Shloima
Miriam Sarah bas Yaakov Moshe
Rechel Chana bas Yecheskel Yaakov

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