Survivor: Auschwitz, The Death March, and My Fight for Freedom

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Hardcover, St Martins Pr, 2013, ISBN13 9781250029522, ISBN10 125002952X

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Now in his eighties, Sam Pivnik tells for the first time the extraordinary story of how he survived the Holocaust

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 Sam Pivnik 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 on Auschwitzs 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 Frstengrube 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.

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Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publish Date: Jun 18, 2013
ISBN-13: 9781250029522
ISBN-10: 125002952X
Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 320
Written in: ENG
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 1.18
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 9.4 x 6.3 x 1.1
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