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Milton J Nieuwsma

Born: 1941 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: Milton Nieuwsma received his Master's Degree in communication at the University of Illinois-Springfield, and a year later became president of Grant Hospital in Chicago.

Biography: Nieuwsma started his writing career as a reporter for the Holland (Mich.) Evening Sentinel while in high school. After graduating with an English degree from Hope College in 1963, he worked as a public information officer at Wayne State University in Detroit and hosted a weekly radio program, 'The Fifth Freedom,' on WQRS-FM, a Detroit fine arts station. He also wrote programs for a public television series, 'Our America,' which later was canceled for lack of funding.In 1969 Nieuwsma began a series of public relations and fund-raising jobs that took him away from his first love, writing, for the next decade. In the late 1970s he began contributing historical features and travel articles to the Chicago Tribune. In 1990 he took an administrative position at New Brunswick Seminary in New Brunswick, N.J. and taught journalism at Rutgers University. While in New Brunswick, Nieuwsma met Tova Friedman, believed to be the youngest survivor of Auschwitz, which inspired him to write Kinderlager (published 1998). Friedman is one of three children all Auschwitz survivors featured in the book.


Awards:
  • -- 1999 New York Public Library-Best Book For Teens, ''Kinderlager''

Primary Literary Genre(s): Non-Fiction

Primary Audience(s): Adult readers; Young adult readers

Email: milton.nieuwsma@yahoo.com
Website: http://www.midlandauthors.com/nieuwsma.html
Milton J Nieuwsma on WorldCat : http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=milton+j+nieuwsma


Selected Titles

Kinderlager :
ISBN: 0439168317 OCLC: 44520598

Scholastic Inc., New York : 2000, ©1998. Draws on interviews with three women who recount their experiences as child survivors of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the Nazi death camp.

Kinderlager :
ISBN: 0823413586 OCLC: 37652006

Holiday House, New York : ©1998. Draws on interviews with three women who recount their experiences as child survivors of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the Nazi death camp.

Surviving Auschwitz :
ISBN: 1596870729 OCLC: 57588349

Draws on interviews with three women who recount their experiences as child survivors of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the Nazi death camp.

 

 

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