Adena Bernstein Astrowsky

Amsterdam Publishers

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facebook: Adena Astrowsky

phone: 602.705.9570

Available on Amazon, B&N, Goodreads,

and all major international book retailers online

Adena is available for speaking engagements, book presentations, book club discussions, etc. 

Teacher's Guide/Lesson Plans now available.

Amazon Bestseller in the following categories:

New Release in Jewish Holocaust History

Kindle Store overall

Jewish History & Historical Biographies

High School Holocaust Memoirs


The COVID-19 pandemic

During the global pandemic, we have created a list of 20 book discussion questions as well as a teacher's guide/lesson plans to be used  when teaching lessons from the Holocaust in conjunction with the book.


Book Events

February 16, 2020

Holocaust by Bullets, Author Panel, Phoenix, AZ

March 8, 2020

Book Signing at U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington, D.C.

March 29, 2020 (postponed)

Book Signing at Private Home, Paradise Valley, AZ

April 3, 2020

Virtual Open Mic Book Reading

American Book Center, Amsterdam

April 17, 2020 (postponed)

Book Signing at Private Home, Phoenix, AZ

April 23 - May 2, 2020

Book Blog Tour via Facebook, Instagram, Twitter

(see social media posts for more info)

April 28, 2020

Meet the Author Event

via RosscoLorenzo Creatives Events

May 19, 2020

Book Discussion with the Phoenix Holocaust Association

May 26, 2020

Lockdown Shakedown

Reading/Performance Event by DublinWriter

June 11, 2020 (postponed)

Book Signing at the American Book Center, Amsterdam


I was honored when asked to read and review Adena Astrowsky’s book, Living among the Dead.  What stood out for me is how different this book is from many of the other Holocaust books. I was most impressed with two things: 1) the amount of important documentary information which is often not known or forgotten, and 2) the details about her grandmother’s life in labor camps. I feel it is a very important and well-written book that the world needs to read. As I told Adena, she did a “Mitzvah” (a good deed) for the world by documenting her grandmother’s story in such an excellent way.

Ben Lesser, Holocaust Survivor, Author, Speaker, and Founder of Zachor: Holocaust Remembrance Foundation


Adena Astrowsky has dedicated her career to helping the most vulnerable of our society. She did this by prosecuting child sexual abuse cases and domestic violence cases. She became the local expert concerning the prosecution of domestic violence related strangulation cases and taught extensively on that subject. Currently, she handles post-conviction cases on appeal and foreign extradition cases. Adena taught Sunday School at her temple for eight years, and in her last two years she co-taught "Character Development Through the Studies of the Holocaust." Adena contributes articles to MASK (Mothers Awareness on School-age Kids) Magazine, often writing about children's safety, drugs, law and order, etc. Once a month Adena volunteers at a local Scottsdale library with her therapy dog, Charlie, as part of the Tail Waggin' Tales Program. Adena has also chaired events to raise money for the Emily Center of Phoenix Children’s Hospital. Recently, Adena was recognized for her professional and philanthropic work with an Amazing Woman Award from the Phoenix Suns and National Bank of Arizona. Adena’s greatest role, however, is as the mother of three very active children. She, and her husband, Brad, are kept very busy with their respective dance, theater, music, and athletic activities.




Adena Bernstein Astrowsky


Scottsdale, AZ, USA

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