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The Resource Surviving Hitler : a boy in the Nazi death camps, by Andrea Warren

Surviving Hitler : a boy in the Nazi death camps, by Andrea Warren

Label
Surviving Hitler : a boy in the Nazi death camps
Title
Surviving Hitler
Title remainder
a boy in the Nazi death camps
Statement of responsibility
by Andrea Warren
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Award
  • William Allen White Children's Book Award (Kansas) for Sixth-Eighth Grade, 2004.
  • YALSA Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults, 2015.
Review
A moving memoir recounts an all-too-familiar chain of events. Jack Mandelbaum, the child of a loving, middle-class Jewish family in Poland, had his happy childhood and adoring parents snatched away from him and experienced the worst horrors of the Holocaust. In 1939, just before the Nazi invasion of Poland, Jack's family left their city for the countryside, hoping that the Nazis would leave them alone. But after two years of working as a laborer for the Nazis, Jack, then 15, was rounded up along with the other 900 Jews in the village. Separated from his mother and little brother, he was taken to Blechhammer concentration camp where he experienced the horrible initiation into camp life—all his hair was shaved off, he was given a number (16013) that was to be his only identity to the Nazis, and the ill-fitting cotton uniform and wooden shoes that were to be his clothes. After three years of wretched deprivation and terror, he and the other prisoners woke up one morning to discover that the guards had abandoned the camp. For the first time, no one was controlling Jack's every movement and, amazingly, he just walked out the front gates. The date, he learned later, was May 7, 1945; 18-year-old Jack weighed 80 pounds. Eventually, he learned what had happened to his family and that only two of his relatives had survived—an aunt and an uncle. Chillingly, Jack says, "If I had known this when I was in the camps, why would I have struggled so hard to live?" Though told by another narrator, direct quotes of his remembrances make Jack's story immediate and personal. Telling details of moments of horror, desperation, misery, and the tricks of survival add to this richly involving biography. (introduction, afterword, recommended reading, films, software, and Web sites) (Biography. 10-15) (Kirkus Reviews, February 15, 2001)
Biography type
individual biography
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183614
Cataloging source
DLC
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Warren, Andrea
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
Interest level
UG
Literary form
non fiction
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  • 4
  • 6
Nature of contents
bibliography
Reading level
6.1
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True
Study program name
Accelerated Reader AR
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  • Mandelbaum, Jack
  • Mandelbaum, Jack
  • Jewish children in the Holocaust
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
  • Jews
  • Holocaust survivors
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
  • Gdynia (Poland)
Target audience
juvenile
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a boy in the Nazi death camps
Label
Surviving Hitler : a boy in the Nazi death camps, by Andrea Warren
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 138-140) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
396718
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
146 pages
Isbn
9780060292188
Isbn Type
(lib. bdg.)
Lccn
00038899
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780688174972
  • (Sirsi) ADA-5649
Label
Surviving Hitler : a boy in the Nazi death camps, by Andrea Warren
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 138-140) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
396718
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
146 pages
Isbn
9780060292188
Isbn Type
(lib. bdg.)
Lccn
00038899
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780688174972
  • (Sirsi) ADA-5649

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