The Resource Survivor : Auschwitz, the death march, and my fight for freedom, Sam Pivnik

Survivor : Auschwitz, the death march, and my fight for freedom, Sam Pivnik

Label
Survivor : Auschwitz, the death march, and my fight for freedom
Title
Survivor
Title remainder
Auschwitz, the death march, and my fight for freedom
Statement of responsibility
Sam Pivnik
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 life story. In 1939, on his thirteenth birthday, his 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 Auschwitz's notorious Rampkommando 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
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1926-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Pivnik, Sam
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DS134.72.P58
LC item number
A3 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Pivnik, Sam
  • Jews
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
  • Holocaust survivors
  • Pivnik, Sam
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
  • Jews
  • Pivnik, Sam
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
  • Holocaust survivors
  • Jews
  • England
  • Poland
Label
Survivor : Auschwitz, the death march, and my fight for freedom, Sam Pivnik
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 289-294) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
304 pages, [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9781250029522
Lccn
2012474461
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)811206468
  • (OCoLC)ocn811206468
Label
Survivor : Auschwitz, the death march, and my fight for freedom, Sam Pivnik
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 289-294) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
304 pages, [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9781250029522
Lccn
2012474461
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)811206468
  • (OCoLC)ocn811206468

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