First One In, Last One Out: Auschwitz Survivor 31321
Author: Marilyn Shimon
While growing up in New York, Marilyn Shimon often visited her uncle in California. She saw his scars, gasped at his “31321” tattoo, and listened to his horrific stories of the Holocaust. However, she could not relate to the suffering he endured or understand the significance of his accounts.
In this biography, Marilyn resurrects Murray Scheinberg’s stories of six hellish years in Nazi concentration camps during World War II. The Polish Jew was one of the first eight men to enter Auschwitz, as a political prisoner in 1940, and one of the last to escape Dachau.