SURVIVAL STATION PUBLICATIONS
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We will be showing our award winning documentary, "B-1719", at Las Colinas Middle School in Camarillo on May 31, 2016, at 10:45am. A special thanks to David Locken for inviting us back to your school to help keep Charles' story alive. You can click on the tab "B-1719 documentary" above, to read more about the film. Visitors are welcome - please contact Mark in advance for access to the school.
Survival Station was launched in 2010 by Mark Pierce whose aim was to publish his father's story and keep the memory of the Holocaust and all its horrors from fading into a forgotten past. Charles Pierce spent six horrifying years as a Nazi prisoner. “The Art of Survival,” written by Charles and J. Marlando remains available as does a Telly Award winning video, B-1719, covering those years in both labor and death camps.
In time, the purposes of the company expanded and is still expanding. We began by doing a series of lectures to school, military bases and other organizations. Mark as MC along with his dad Charles and mother Libby. When Charles passed away, Mark kept up the tradition and is still telling his father's story and showing the documentary.
Charles’ story was followed by the book with title DIN by J. Marlando and the rest is...well, history.
Today we offer both ghost writing and publishing services. You can make inquires by clicking on the following link. MarkMPierce@adelphia.net
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The ABC's of Loving
The Art of Survival
Thank You Letters
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Memorial to Charles Pierce
Here is a link to Charles Pierce's Funeral Sermon and slide show. Thank you to all of our family and friends for all of your support during these tough times.
We love you - The Pierce Family.
10/19/1920 – 10/10/2012.
He was among the last survivors of the Second World War’s Holocaust spending the duration of the war (6 horrifying years) in death and concentration camps where suffering and death were daily occurrences. His experiences included a face to face meeting with Josef Mengele known as “the Angel of Death” who simply decided who went to the gas chambers and who didn’t, who went to the hospital to serve him as human guinea pigs and who would serve as slave labor. Charles Pierce was chosen to labor, saving his life.
Charles would not talk about his experiences for years, even turning down Steven Spielberg that had an interest in his story. The memories were too painful! Indeed he spared his own children from knowing what he had gone through, but then at the age of 85, he finally decided to tell his story wanting people never to forget a time of man’s most horrifying inhumanity to man. He began lecturing at local schools and other venues where teachers, students and others listened in awe to Charles’ experiences. He began receiving wonderful letters of affection from his audiences that soon enough expanded to Point Mugu and Port Hueneme Naval Base where he was given a standing ovation, a special plaque and special coin.
To help tell his story Mr. Pierce also published a book telling his most intriguing story with title “The Art of Survival” which is available on this website, at Mrs. Figs Bookworm, Barnes & Noble and Amazon. He also completed his documentary about one month ago.
He is remembered for his kind, loving and forgiving nature. He was laid to rest at Mount Sinai Cemetery on Friday October 12th and is survived by his wife Libby, his children Emily, Mark and his wife Stacey, Sherry and her husband Dave, his grandchildren Adam, Thomas, Lindsey and Breanna and his brother Abe.
Kaylee, a 13 year girl, met Charles when he spoke at her class when she was 11 years old. Click on this link to hear Kaylee's tribute to Charles at his Celebration of Life.
Thank you Kaylee for your beautiful tribute. I am glad Charles touched your life, as he did to so many others.
Click on the arrow at lower right of book to open.
Visit our BOOK PAGE to get a copy of our book - The Art of Survival. A true story of six years as a Nazi prisoner and then finding over 50 years of peace and love.
We would like to thank John Baillie for having us on his show.
Charles was on the John Baillie Radio Show Friday July 8th.
John gave Charles a new title - "The Ambassador of Love". (click to read more)
Love is what Charles says is his secret to moving on after 6 years of being a prisoner in the Nazi concentration camps.
YOU CAN LISTEN TO THE INTERVIEW WITH JOHN BAILLIE, DR. BUNNY VREELAND AND CHARLES PIERCE BY CLICKING ON THE BUTTONS BELOW.
INTERVIEW P.1 - CLICK HERE
INTERVIEW P.2 - CLICK HERE
INTERVIEW P.3 - CLICK HERE
LISTEN TO MARK PIERCE'S INTERVIEW WITH JOHN BAILLIE
ABOUT CHARLES' DOCUMENTARY "B-1719"
Read the Thank You Letters on this website to see how Charles is making a difference in the young people's lives.
Charles and Libby would like to thank all of the students who sent Thank You Letters and Get Well Wishes to Libby. They both really appreciate the letters and are glad that they were able to change some lives. Charles and Libby wish all of you the best in your future. Remember, you are the next generation that can change the world and make it a better place.
Quote from Charles - "Never give up."