The Boy Who Drew Auschwitz: A Powerful True Story of Hope and Survival (Paperback)
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The Boy Who Drew Auschwitz: A Powerful True Story of Hope and Survival (Paperback)

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'We felt an urge to document what we had witnessed. If we who had experienced it, I reasoned, did not reveal the bitter truth, people simply would not believe the extent of the Nazis' evil. I wanted to share our life, the events and our struggle to survive.'

Thomas Geve was just 15 years old when he was liberated from Buchenwald concentration camp on 11 April 1945. It was the third concentration camp he had survived. Upon arrival at Auschwitz- Birkenau, Thomas was separated from his mother and left to fend for himself in the men's camp of Auschwitz I, at the age of 13. During the 22 months he was imprisoned, he was subjected to, and forced to observe first-hand, the inhumane world of Nazi concentration camps.

On his eventual release Thomas felt compelled to capture daily life in the death camps in more than eighty profoundly moving drawings. Infamous scenarios synonymous with this dark period of history were portrayed in poignant but simplistic detail with extraordinary accuracy.

Despite the unspeakable events he experienced, Thomas decided to become an active witness and tell the truth about life in the camps. He has spoken to audiences from around the world and continues to raise awareness about the Holocaust.

The Boy Who Drew Auschwitz presents a rare living testimony through the eyes of a child who had the unique ability to observe and remember every detail around him and chose to document it all.

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: 9780008406394
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 340 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 27 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'A stunning and profoundly moving book.'
James Holland, historian and bestselling author of Normandy ' 44

'His [Thomas's] powerful voice and the drawings that illuminate his experiences show what can be learned from tragedy, and how the future can be better than the past.'
Esther Gilbert, Holocaust historian and Trustee of the Sir Martin Gilbert Learning Centre

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“Best biography style book of 2021”

The Boy Who Drew Auschwitz is the first book I have read by the author.
This book follows a young lad as he ages through his teenage years being Jewish in wartime Germany. The story progresses from the rise of... More

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“An incredibly important memoir”

I listened to the audiobook version of this real life story of 13 year old Thomas, which was well narrated by Mark Meadows. Thomas' life was devastated when he and his mother were incarcerated into a... More

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