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New translation of the testimony of Georges Wellers

New translation of the testimony of Georges Wellers

From Drancy to Auschwitz by the French Biologist and historian Georges Wellers was first published in France in 1946.

Wellers worked for many years at the Sorbonne, where he held the position of Director of Research Laboratory of Medical Department. In 1941 he was arrested by the Nazis and spent more than three years in concentration camps-first in Drancy near Paris, then in Auschwitz and Buchenwald. Despite all the deprivations during his captivity, Georges lived a long and productive life. He excelled in a prominent scientific career, was awarded the Legion of Honor Rosette as its Officer, was Vice-President of the Association of Nazi-camp survivors of France, and was the only French witness at the Eichmann war crime trial in Israel.

The book has recently been translated into English and Russian by Wellers' niece, Olga Lifson, a Minnesota resident who escaped from the Soviet Union in the mid 70s. Ms. Lifson, along with her aunt and others who worked on the translation, dedicates the publication to all those who survived the Holocaust against great odds.

To order a copy of the book please visit M-Graphics Publishing's website.

Olga Lifson is available for speaking engagements and can be reached by email olifson3@gmail.com.

A transcript of Georges Wellers' testimony from the Eichmann trial can be read here.

To view the video of the testimony please click here.