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We Survived... At Last I Speak by Leon Malmed Book Tour | Historical Biography

We Survived...At Last I Speak by Leon Malmed is on virtual book tour.  The historical biography stops at Readeropo...






We Survived...At Last I Speak by Leon Malmed is on virtual book tour. 



The historical biography stops at Readeropolis with an excerpt. 

Be sure to enter for a chance to win the giveaway and follow the Silver Dagger book tour (for other dates see the link at the bottom of the post).



We Survived... At Last I Speak
by Leon Malmed
Genre: Historical Biography

This is Leon Malmed’s true story of his and his sister Rachel’s escape from the Holocaust in Occupied France. When their father and mother were arrested in 1942, their courageous and heroic French neighbors volunteered to watch their children until they returned. Leon’s parents were taken first to Drancy, then to Auschwitz-Birkenau, and they never returned. Meanwhile their downstairs neighbors, Henri and Suzanne Ribouleau, gave the children a home and family and sheltered them through subsequent roundups, threats, air raids, and the war’s privations. The courage, sympathy, and dedication of the Ribouleaus and others stand in strong contrast to the collaborations and moral weakness of many of the French authorities. Leon and Rachel each came to America after the war, but always kept their strongest ties to “Papa Henri and Maman Suzanne,” who were honored as “Righteous Among the Nations” by Yad Vashem in 1977. Leon bares his soul in this narrative of love and courage, set against a backdrop of tragedy, fear, injustice, prejudice, and the greatest moral outrage of the modern era. It is a story of goodness triumphing once more over evil.





Leon Malmed was born in France on October 4th, 1937.

He is a Holocaust Survivor.

He immigrated to the U.S, in 1964. He lived 18 years in New York.

He was a resident of the San Francisco Bay area for 30 years. He and his wife
Patricia now live full time in South Lake Tahoe.

Leon graduated in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Paris. He is a graduate of the Finance Senior Executive program at UCLA and the Executive Institute for Management of High Technology Companies at Stanford Business School.

Leon worked in the High Tech industry in Silicon Valley where he held executive positions for over 30 years. He served on Hi-Tech companies Board of Directors and is currently on the Board of the Lake Tahoe Community College Foundation.

After 60 years of total silence about his childhood during the Holocaust and aftermath, Leon decided to publish his memoir. He is the author of “We Survived…At Last I Speak” available in English, French and Spanish.

His books are available at Amazon.com, Lulu.com, Kindle.com and Audible.com.

Leon speaks about the Holocaust in Schools, Colleges, Universities, Churches, Synagogues, Book clubs and Men and women’s clubs in the US, in Europe and South America. He has been interviewed on TV and radio.

Besides writing books, he loves riding bikes, skiing, sailing and golfing.

He participated last year in the Dancing with the Tahoe Stars and won one of the two trophies.





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EXCERPT


Mrs Clausse was a nurse at the hospital of Compiègne. She was a very kind and discreet person. Her husband worked at an auction hall. It was a big warehouse with no heat in the winter and no ventilation in summer.



His work was a demanding manual job. Using a handcart, Mr Clausse collected furniture and household items from residences, loading and unloading heavy pieces all day long. He was a “down to-earth” person always ready to help. Without knowing us, he gave my father a hand when we moved into 17 rue Saint Fiacre.

He liked talking to my father. His wife recalls that he warned my father many times about the dangers of ongoing persecution of Jews. She remembers him saying: “You and your family should go in hiding before it’s too late. People are disappearing, one family at a time. You cannot trust these criminals.”

While he may not have been highly educated, Mr Clausse was a very wise man who had both good common sense and vision. Even with his foresight he did not know how demented the Nazis truly were.

My father would raise his shoulders and respond, “Where can we go? The train stations and the roads are watched. Our I.D. cards show we are Jewish. Jews are not allowed to travel. I do not know how to get fake I.D. cards. Anyway, we are poor. The Germans are not interested in us. They go after the rich Jews they can steal from.”

Dark clouds were accumulating.

25 comments

  1. I like the cover. Very nice

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  2. Interesting cover make me wonder what is inside.

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  3. The cover art looks excellent.

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  4. Best of luck with the book and book tour! I included the tour in the Saturday, Mar. 23, 2019 edition of The BookTube Your Shelf Daily Reader: https://paper.li/Readeropolis/1517059010#/

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  5. Stories about Holocaust survival are must-reads in my opinion.

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  6. I enjoy true stories and reading about the Holocaust.
    The cover is eye catching.
    thank you

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  7. I really liked the cover, it caught my attention.

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  8. Without reading the storyline and only going from the great title and photo, I can conclude that the child is hiding and has suffered from abuse or being kidnapped but definitely something of an uncomfortable position. After reading more about it I look forward to reading more about it as one of my best friends growing up had gone through this situation and never spoke about it. Maybe I will learn more. Thanks

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  9. Very appropriate book cover. It' greatly depicts what you went through as a child. I'm sorry you had to suffer, but I'm glad you are telling your story.

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  10. I just love it and it looks like a great book.

    Tracy Shafer

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  11. It looks great with the title. thank you

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  12. Hm. It definitely advertises that it contains depth and misery. Something to make you think. That can be good!

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  13. I like the cover, sounds like an interesting book.

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  14. This sounds like a meaningful book.

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  15. It looks like a must read...love the cover.

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  16. It is a very interesting book cover. Makes me want to find out what the book is about!

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  17. Looks like an interesting book.
    Thanks for the contest. 

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  18. When I hear of the horrors of the Holocaust, it breaks my heart. I am so glad there were people who tried to help. It sounds like a good story.

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  19. As a Jewish woman I have read so many accounts of those who perished and who survived the Holocaust and Concentration Camps. This is one of those books which make such a difference for all of us.

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  20. The cover gives a very good indication of the type of story that is inside.

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