Item description for Surviving Hitler: A Boy in the Nazi Death Camps by Andrea Warren...
Overview Provides the story of the Holocaust survivor who at fifteen was placed in a Nazi concentration camp and was forced to overcome intolerable conditions in order to not become a victim of Hitler's Final Solution.
"Think of it as a game, Jack.Play the game right and you might outlast the Nazis."
Caught up in Hitler's Final Solution to annihilate Europe's Jews, fifteen-year-old Jack Mandelbaum is torn from his family and thrown into the nightmarish world of the concentration camps. Here, simple existence is a constant struggle, and Jack must learn to live hour to hour, day to day. Despite intolerable conditions, he resolves not to hate his captors and vows to see his family again. But even with his strong will to survive, how long can Jack continue to play this life-and-death game?
Award-winning author Andrea Warren has crafted an unforgettable true story of a boy becoming a man in the shadow of the Third Reich.
Citations And Professional Reviews Surviving Hitler: A Boy in the Nazi Death Camps by Andrea Warren has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2010 page 840
Commonweal - 11/22/2002 page 23
Wilson Middle/Junior Hi Catalo - 01/01/2005 page 472
Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2006 page 553
Wilson Middle/Junior Hi Catalo - 01/01/2009 page 663
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.03" Width: 7.16" Height: 0.43" Weight: 1 lbs.
Release Date Sep 17, 2002
Edition Harper Trophy
ISBN 0060007672 ISBN13 9780060007676 UPC 046594006998
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More About Andrea Warren
Andrea Warren is the author of several highly acclaimed children's books, including Orphan Train Rider: One Boy's True Story, winner of the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for Outstanding Nonfiction; Surviving Hitler: A Boy in the Nazi Death Camps, a Robert F. Sibert Award Honor Book; and Escape from Saigon: How a Vietnam War Orphan Became an American Boy, a Booklist Editors' Choice.
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A Surprising Book of the Holocaust for Young Adults! Jun 9, 2008
I have to say that I was impressed with this book on the holocaust. Most of the books are quite repetitive anyway. Jack Mandelbaum's experiences are not rare but they are insightful. He learns to survive by working despite the obvious horrible conditions in the concentration camps. Jack's life in the camps were made tolerable by his friendships with other survivors. The author writes Jack's experiences objectively. The author explains that 55 million lives were killed in this war and millions more were traumatized all over Europe. My parents were children in Poland but they did not go to the camps. My mother lived on a farm without electricity or indoor plumbing. Jack went from Gdynia, POland, a charming city on the sea to the shtetl of his grandfather's village which was predominantly Jewish. Until the war, Jack was Polish but by the end, he was proudly Jewish after his experiences. He came to America and settled in Kansas City, Missouri. He has spoken in front of children in classrooms and help co-found the HOlocaust center. This book is designed for children to understand the horrors without being explicit about the Holocaust.
Fabulous! Nov 24, 2007
I was looking for a book to share with my children and this was wonderfully written! What an incredible testimony and may we never forget such truths!
Concerns about pre-teens Sep 13, 2007
I haven't read the book, but my 11 year old checked it out at school. He was hooked on the story from the beginning. However, I was surprised when he asked me "Mom, what is a homosexual?" He said that homosexuals were singled out to be victimized. He also was upset about how children, especially those with disabilities were tortured and murdered. I appreciate all the positive reviews here, but it really opened up a lot of issues for my son. Might be better suited to older children.
NO MENTION OF 3 MILLION POLISH CATHOLICS KILLED Jun 28, 2007
The author makes a good effort to be objective, but drops the ball here and there. The biggest blunder seems to be in the summary of holocaust casualties. The author left out the fact that 3 Million Polish-Catholics were butchered by Hitler. This fact is often forgotten, and very hurtful, especially to the Poles who lost someone in the Polish holocaust or "Forgotten Holocaust.". A great book to read is Richard Lukas' "The Forgotten Holocaust: The Poles Under nazi Occupation."
Surviving Hitler Jan 30, 2007
I recently read the book Surviving Hitler by Andrea Warren. I not only thought it was one of the most fascinating books I thought it was very well written. I had been to the holocaust museum in Washing DC and I was mortified looking at everything, but this book really put me in the perspective of the boy who was close to my age. The book got better and better as it went on, and I am usually not very fond of non-fiction books. This book really makes you realize how you can survive anything that comes at you as long as you believe in yourself. You are automatically hooked and as soon as the book is over you wish there was still more to read. I would definitely recommend this book to any person, young or old, it's truly unbelievable.