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Survivors Club: The True Story of a Very Young Prisoner of Auschwitz

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.
Audiobook available, narrated by Fred Berman.

Survivors Club: The True Story of a Very Young Prisoner of Auschwitz
Written by Michael Bornstein and Debbie Bornstein Holinstat.

  • Publication Date: January 15, 2019
  • Genres: Family, History, Holocaust, Nonfiction
  • Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Square Fish
  • ISBN-10: 1250118751
  • ISBN-13: 9781250118752