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This is an auction for SURVIVOR: AUSCHWITZ, THE DEATH MARCH & MY FIGHT FOR FREEDOM, by Sam Pivnik.

"Each concentration-camp survivor's story has a unique slant, its own slant on survival under dire circumstances. Pivnik’s life changed on his thirteenth birthday, when Germany invaded Poland. His older brother went missing and his family were killed, but he managed to stave off death in several concentration and work camps. His story is absorbing and often riveting. Pivnik, now in his eighties, has excellent recall. Highly recommended."
- Booklist (US)

Amazon.com review:

"Sam Pivnik is the ultimate survivor from a world that no longer exists. On fourteen occasions he should have been killed, but luck, his physical strength, and his determination not to die all played a part in his living to tell his extraordinary story. In 1939, on his thirteenth birthday, Pivnik's life changed forever when the Nazis invaded Poland. He survived the two ghettoes set up in his home town of Bedzin and six months in Auschwitz. After this harrowing experience he was sent to work at the brutal Fürstengrube 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."

Large format (trade) paperback 2012.

304 pages + 16 pages of (heart-breaking) photographs.

Near new condition.

The cost of shipping is $4.95, or $6.95 by tracked mail. If you are on rural delivery and want tracked mail, the shipping cost will be $9.95.

There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston North following the auction.

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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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