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For readers 12+, a powerful personal Holocaust survival story from Michael Bornstein, who spent seven months in Auschwitz as a four-year-old boy. 

For a very long time, I didn’t talk about what happened to me during the war . . .

In 1945, in a now-famous piece of archival footage, four-year-old Michael Bornstein was filmed by Soviet soldiers as he was carried out of Auschwitz in his grandmother’s arms. Here is 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 dodged death at the hands of the Nazis time and again.

Working from his own recollections as well as interviews with relatives and survivors, Michael relates his shocking, heartbreaking and ultimately inspirational story. Survivors Club is an extraordinary memoir of one of the youngest prisoners liberated from Auschwitz and of the mystery and miracle of his family’s survival.


03 April, 2017

About Michael Bornstein

After the war, Michael Bornstein emigrated to New York City, where he worked in pharmaceutical research for over forty years. Now retired, Michael visits schools, talking about his experiences in the Holocaust.

About Debbie Bornstein Holinstat

Debbie Bornstein Holinstat is Michael Bornstein's third of four children. A producer for NBC and MSNBC News, she lives in New Jersey.


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