Michael Bornstein and Debbie Bornstein Holinstat

Monday, March 13 at 7:00 PM
Congregation Beth Shalom, 772 W 5th Ave, Naperville

A very young prisonor of Auschwitz shares his incredible true story of survival in this unforgettable book.  This is the young readers' edition and is suitable for all ages. Michael will be in conversation with his daughter, Debbie.

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 event will be held off-site but is free and open to the public.  To join the signing line after the author's presentation, please purchase a copy of the book below or by calling (630-355-2665) or stopping in to our Naperville store.

Survivors Club: The True Story of a Very Young Prisoner of Auschwitz Cover Image
ISBN: 9780374305710
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr) - March 7th, 2017

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