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Survivor : Auschwitz, the Death March, and my fight for freedom

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Survivor : Auschwitz, the Death March, and my fight for freedom
Call No: 940.5315 P69s

Call Number940.5315 P69s
Dates2013; ©2012
Statement of ResponsibilitySam Pivnik.
Creators & ContributorsPivnik, Sam (author)
Pivnik, Sam (subject)

In 1939, on his thirteenth birthday, Sam Pivnik's life changed forever when the Nazis invaded Poland. He survived the two ghettos set up in his home town of Bedzin and six months on Auschwitz's notorious Rampe Kommando where prisoners were either taken away for entry to the camp or gassing. After this harrowing experience he was sent to work at the brutal Furstengrube mining camp. He could have died on the death march that took him west as the Third Reich collapsed and he was one of only a handful of people who swam to safety when the Royal Air Force sank the prison ship Cap Arcona, in 1945, mistakenly believing it to be carrying fleeing members of the SS. He eventually made his way to London where he found people too preoccupied with their own wartime experiences on the Home Front to be interested in what had happened to him. Now in his eighties, Sam Pivnik tells for the first time the story of his life, a true tale of survival against the most extraordinary odds. Publisher

  • Facing the Angel
  • The Garden of Eden
  • The world turned upside down
  • Occupation
  • Day turned into night
  • Descent into Hell
  • The razor's edge
  • The Rampe
  • The Prince's mine
  • Death March
  • Cold comfort farm
  • The Cap Ancona
  • Liberation
  • The Land of Milk and Honey
  • A kind of justice? A kind of peace?
  • Return to Eden
Physical Description 304 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Carrier Typevolume
PublisherNew York : St Martin's Press
EditionFirst U.S. Edition
NotesIncludes bibliographical references (pages 293–294) and index
RecognitionGifted in 2017 by Margaret B.