Living a Life that Matters Book Review

Among the myriad of Holocaust autobiographies currently available, Living a Life that Matters by Ben Lesser is especially well suited to K-12 age pupils…Lesser writes prose in a conversational tone that neither puts off young readers with strident overtones nor sends them scampering to a dictionary. It is appropriate for adults as well, but it is especially useful for introducing middle and high school pupils to Holocaust studies.

Dr. Nancy E,. Rupprecht, Chair, MTSU Holocaust Studies Program

Ben Lesser’s amazing and lasting gift to humanity shines on every page of his book. He lights our way from the darkest pages of a child’s sudden plunge into the despairs of Nazi Germany to his stunning transformation (rebirth) to new life in America.

Leona Merrin, Las Vegas, Nevada

…{Ben’s book} serves as a precious gift, making us question who we are, who we can become, and how we can live a meaningful life – all against the backdrop of a man who survived the Holocaust and found the American Dream— and so much more.

Ann T. Raskin, M.S. Ed, Teacher, Molasky Jr. High School, Las Vegas Nevada


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