Survivors Club

Survivors Club

The True Story of A Very Young Prisoner of Auschwitz

Book - 2017
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A New York Times bestseller

In 1945, in a now-famous piece of World War II archival footage, four-year-old Michael Bornstein was filmed by Soviet soldiers as he was carried out of Auschwitz in his grandmother's arms. Survivors Club tells the unforgettable story of how a father's courageous wit, a mother's fierce love, and one perfectly timed illness saved his life, and how others in his family from Zarki, Poland, dodged death at the hands of the Nazis time and again with incredible deftness. Working from his own recollections as well as extensive interviews with relatives and survivors who knew the family, Michael relates his inspirational Holocaust survival story with the help of his daughter, Debbie Bornstein Holinstat. Shocking, heartbreaking, and ultimately uplifting, this narrative nonfiction offers an indelible depiction of what happened to one Polish village in the wake of the German invasion in 1939.

This thoroughly-researched and documented book can be worked into multiple aspects of the common core curriculum.

Publisher: New York : Farrar Straus Giroux Books for Young Readers, c2017
ISBN: 9780374305710
Branch Call Number: 921 BOR
Characteristics: xviii, 348 p., [16] p. of plates :,ill. (some col.) ;,22 cm
Additional Contributors: Holinstat, Debbie Bornstein

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Jul 26, 2017

WOW , remarkable and one of the best ever written on the Holocaust . Saw Michael Bornstein on TV and knew I just had to read this book . Well done , not dark and morbid , but truthful and incredible . Very much recommend this book.

AL_KATI Apr 03, 2017

Blown away by this remarkable true story. I heard the author speak on a podcast episode of "Stuff You Missed in History Class", checked this book out, and then I read it in a single afternoon. You'll want to set down the book to absorb lines like this: "It takes about sixty minutes to adjust and to accept that everything has been stolen from you, even your name."

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