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

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

In 1945, in a now-famous piece of 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 Michael’s life, and how others in his family from Zarki, P...

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Title:Survivors Club: The True Story of a Very Young Prisoner of Auschwitz
Author:Michael Bornstein
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ISBN:0374305714
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:352 pages

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

  • Rachel
    Dec 12, 2016
    I am speechless. I have so many emotions after reading this story. This is a book that should be shared with the world!...
  • Pauline
    Jan 27, 2017
    At times this is a gruelling read. What an extraordinary life this man had and his survival is beyond miraculous. A really important story that deserves to be told so that this can never happen again....
  • Mischenko
    Feb 22, 2017
    Please visit my blog www.readrantrockandroll.com for reviews on children's books like this regarding the Holocaust and WWIISurvivors Club : The True Story of a Very Young Prisoner of Auschwitz by Michael Bornstein is a memoir written for middle schoolers, but its a story for all. I personally had a ...
  • Ms. Yingling
    Feb 20, 2017
    E ARC from Netgalley.comMichael Bornstein was born in 1940, just when things were starting to get bad for Jewish residents in Poland. His family saw horrible things happen in their town, and various family members reacted in different ways. An aunt and uncle left their daughter at a convent, hoping ...
  • Alessandra
    Feb 27, 2017
    This book makes me very excited about being a librarian. I look forward to putting it into as many hands as possible, because I don't think it's possible to read it without learning from it. It is, of course, incredibly painful to read, but given the state of America these days, it's a pain we need ...
  • Brenda
    May 25, 2017
    When war broke out and the soldiers invaded Poland, Michael’s mother was pregnant with him. Their little town of Zarki housed a large number of Jews and many of them were Michael’s relatives; Mamishu and Papa had Samuel and Papa’s mother, Bobeshi (or Grandma Dora) living in their home...
  • ♥ Sandi
    Apr 27, 2017
    5 starsHow does a 4 year old Jewish child survive the Holocaust? Ask Michael Bornstein. This is his history, his autobiography, as he and many others direct their memories to Bornstein's daughter, Debbie, she writes his story. It takes years for Michael to come to terms with people knowing his pligh...
  • Grapeseed22
    Apr 09, 2017
    Survivors club is a true story about a boy in Auschwitz. Its very emotional, actually. One minute your happy, then the other your devastated. Sometimes your angry. And sometimes you just have to know what's happening next. I liked this book a lot. I think anyone would want to know what happens in th...
  • Diane S ☔
    Apr 23, 2017
    As I was reading this I read aloud to my husband a horrific statistic found within. I don't have the book in front of me so this is not a direct quote but I'm pretty sure it is right. Out of the hundreds of thousands of children that entered Auschwitz, only 59 under the age of eight survived. Four y...
  • Sandy
    May 20, 2017
    He was born a Jew during the German invasion and Michael and his family lived in an open ghetto. Bribing a German officer, his father saved his family for many months with cash collected from their community. Eventually Michael’s family found themselves in Auschwitz, where they were the last pr...