- Title: Surviving Hitler: A Boy in the Nazi Death Camps
- Author: Andrea Warren
- ISBN: 9780060007676
- Page: 385
- Format: Paperback
Award winning author Andrea Warren presents a life changing story of a young boy s struggle for survival in a Nazi run concentration camp In this Robert F Silbert Honor Book, narrated in the voice of Holocaust survivor Jack Mandelbaum, readers will glimpse the dark reality of life during the Holocaust, and how one boy made it out alive.When twelve year old Jack MandelbauAward winning author Andrea Warren presents a life changing story of a young boy s struggle for survival in a Nazi run concentration camp In this Robert F Silbert Honor Book, narrated in the voice of Holocaust survivor Jack Mandelbaum, readers will glimpse the dark reality of life during the Holocaust, and how one boy made it out alive.When twelve year old Jack Mandelbaum is separated from his family and shipped off to the Blechhammer concentration camp, his life becomes a never ending nightmare With minimal food to eat and harsh living conditions threatening his health, Jack manages to survive by thinking of his family.Supports the Common Core State Standards
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This history of one boy who survived the Nazi death camps is inspirational. What he went through was a living nightmare but he survives by learning not to hate. He felt hate would take his last remaining energy and destroy his soul. Never forget so we can prevent it from ever happening again.
The book begins in pre-war Poland, with a fourteen-year-old Jack Mandelbaum living a very comfortable life with his family in the small town of Gdynia. The story takes us through the transformation of Poland from a peaceful European country to a place embroiled in the second World War. Jack changes from a happy-go-lucky teenager into a prisoner desperately trying to stay alive in multiple concentration camps. We vividly see the struggle for survival that Jack goes through on a daily basis. The b [...]
There's always room for another book telling the story of a Holocaust survivor. This is a particularly nice one for young adults. It isn't too long or graphic, but still doesn't pull punches in sharing the experiences of 15-year-old Jack Mandelbaum.Jack survived his time in concentrations camps for several reasons. He made good friends who gave him good advice and who helped him to laugh and keep his optimism going through his darkest days and moods of despair. His family was also a huge factor. [...]
I didn't realize this was like, a young reader book, or whatever you want to call it. That's not why I rated it lower than I otherwise might have, because young readers should read about the Holocaust too. But I rated it a bit lower because I don't think existed when this came out but it basically reads like a Wiki entry with very little color or heart. The author interviewed Holocaust victim Jack Mandelbaum, and then just described his story in the most basic of ways, quoting Mandelbaum a few [...]
The story is about Jack Mandelbaum who grows up in Poland, on the Baltic Sea, with his parents, older sister, and younger brother. He enjoyed a joyful, rich childhood, full of adventures. This quickly came to an end as Hitler rose to power. His father sent the entire family to live in a small village with relatives, hoping this would help them stay safe while he took care of the family business. As further restrictions are imposed on the Jewish population, Jack begins to lose his fun-loving atti [...]
This book was written in a well organized style. I have read many books that tell the stories of many who suffered and survived this horror, and yet every individual experience is so different and horrific still.
a must read and if you have kids to its a perfect one for the kids to read to understand about the holocaust
This book was targeted for the younger generation - 10 years old and up. I qualify. It's an easy and quick read about 140 pgs and double spaced. However, it is a darn good story thru the eyes of a teenager that survived - barely - the Nazi Death Camps.
surviving hitler is jack mandelbaum's story, a man who recollects his time at various concentration camps during world war 2 and how he made it out alive. it's written for younger readers, probably from grades 5-9, and so does not go into graphic detail for the most part. there are photos inside that show children in poland before the war, enjoying their childhood and having fun, and then photos of them inside the camps behind barbed wire fencing, peering out. it's devastating. all of it. there' [...]
I recently ordered this not knowing that it's intended for grade-school aged children. When I received it and started reading I was a little shocked. I can't imagine reading this myself at that age. I think if I were to hand this to a child in that age range it would have to depend on the child very, very much. For a book aimed at children, this is certainly not hiding anything. I can't call it 'graphic' because it's not but it's startling nonetheless. The pictures, what Jack Mandelbaum saw and [...]
This is the story of an ordinary Jewish boy brought up in a town near the Polish border and caught up in Hitler's final solution. Early in Hitler's take over of Poland, he was given some very good advice which helped him survive. The most important was that he could do whatever he had to do and to not give in to hate. During a large part of the early years of Hitler's plan, Jack Mandelbaum was was sole breadwinner for his family. His father was taken away and they never heard from him again. Man [...]
A moving story following a boy through Nazi occupied Poland and several concentration camps.
Jack Mandelbaum is living the life of a carefree 12 year old boy in 1939 Poland when the Nazi occupation begins when he is separated from his family and sent to the Blechammer concentration camp.This is a great non-fiction YA telling of the horrors of the Nazi concentration camps during WW-II. It is not overly graphic, but also does not pull any punches about the horrors the prisoners of the Nazi concentration camps suffered. Jack survives his time in the camps in several ways. The condition of [...]
In the beginning, Jack lived in his country. He thought life would be an easy adventure but as it says on the cover he has to survive Hitler. He is in his country but he has to leave because his father heard rumors that Glynda was going to be bombed. So he made his whole family move except for him because he had to keep a job and send money to his family. So they left to go there, grandpas. After that, they went there uncles and it was infested with lice.Jacks father never sent the money. So, Ja [...]
Title: Surviving HitlerAuthor: Andrea WarrenGenre: Nonfiction, Robert F. Sibert Honor BookTheme(s): Holocaust, World War IIOpening line/sentence: Until he was twelve, Jack Mandelbaum assumed his life would always be a carefree adventure. Brief Book Summary: Jack was twelve when his family left the city for the country side to escape the invading Nazi’s, but eventually they are captured. Jack was separated from his family and was sent the Blechhammer concentration camp. Jack’s determination t [...]
I highly recommend this book for all able readers. This is a heart wrenching biography of a 12 year old boy living through the worst period of history. I love the first chapter which introduces each member of Jack's family. We get to personally know his younger brother Jakob, his older sister Jazdina, his mom and his dad. We learned that they were a well off family in Poland genuinely loving and enjoying life and each other. Until of course Hitlers Nazis came for them and their family. The first [...]
Surviving Hitler: A Boy in the Nazi Death CampsAndrea WarrenHarperCollins, 2002Summary: This book is the true story of Jack Mandelbaum, one of the millions of Jews incarcerated in Hitler’s concentration camps as a part of his “Final Solution to the Jewish Problem.” When the book begins, Jack is a normal and happy kid living with his wealthy family in the beautiful seaside town of Gdynia. His mother and father are raising him, his older sister, and his younger brother with a love that borde [...]
What I liked about the book is that no matter what he never gave up and still kept fighting tell the very end. One of the examples that I like about the book is that. He chose not to hate that take a lot of guts to do especially if it toward a person who killed so many of his people and separated his family apart knowing that he would most likely never see any of them ever again. The only thing that I didn’t like about the book is that it took awhile for me to actually get into the book. I sti [...]
Jack started his life normal he was a rich city boy and the family had a comfortable house, a house maid, and they all loved eachother very much. But soon world war two starts at first they wore not very concerned for they wore not very jewish. They only went to church one day of the year. But after nazis wore coming and bombs might come to their home. They decided to go to the country with their uncle but the dad stayed to finish some things up then he would come back to the family. And his sis [...]
Surviving Hitler is a book about a boy named Jack who lives in Poland and is trying to stay alive and protect his family. All was well until Germany was going to invade Poland so Jack, his sister, his brother, and his mom had to move to their grandpa’s further away from the border. Jack dad stayed at their house to close it down and close down their store. Jack’s dad was going to send clothing, food, water, money, and other thing they would need soon. After a while he would come and live wit [...]
Get up! Get up! Jack and his mother and brother wake up to an unfriendly voice. This voice was the voice of a nazi. And this nazi was telling them to go outside. They had lived in a small house with some other jews for only a while. But the thing is they were forced too. Jack had been surrounded by the nazis for the past two years. But this time it's different, they were up to something and jack wanted to know what. When they got outside. Jews were everywhere. Of all ages, and all looked scared. [...]
Jack Mandelbaum never thought of himself as a Jew. He thought of himself as Polish – after all, only his grandfather was Jewish. But the fact that Jack was only partly Jewish made no difference to the Nazis. To them, he was all Jew.He was only twelve years old when the war started so, although he was ostracized with the rest of the Jews and thrown into a ghetto, he was not required to do forced labor. Instead, he agreed to work shifts for the Nazis in place of the rich Jewish men who could pay [...]
Junior Book Log: InformationalRecommending Source: Sibert Honor 2002This book is a gripping tale of life or death for a young man who is caught up in Hitler's rein. He was dragged away from his family and placed in a concentration camp where he tries his hardest each and every day to survive. He fights for his life and knows deep in his heart that he will see his family again, no matter what the cost is. While he is trapped in the concentration camp he is forced to do grueling work and live in w [...]
I like the story because Jack never gave up. He didn’t let the mean words get to him and he played the game. He didn’t let Hitler win. Character:Jack Mandelbaum grew up in a Jewish home. When he was 14 he support his family by substituting for people who paid him to take their place in forced labor. After that Jack was send to the camps. His mom and brother Jakob didn’t go with him. After the war ended when he was 18, he decided to start over in America. He got married to Claudia and had s [...]
Surviving Hitler by Andrea Warren• Life story account• Smaller black and white pictures with larger text.• More shocking photos such as executions lining up, guns to the head of individuals. • Dogs wearing muzzles accompanying stocky soliders that are patrolling the roads.• Men kicking individuals and the hate in their eyes as doing so.• Angelic Children in Auschwitz who look like a deer in headlights.• Frail People who eat bread for seven days.• Women being forced to work as har [...]
• Young Jack could not have known the horrors that laid ahead of him as Poland was invaded by Hitler and the German army at the beginning of World War II. Jack’s childhood was full of every modern convenience and no worries. Jack’s life changed forever when he was separated from his family and taken to a Nazi Concentration camp. He has little food and poor living conditions but Jack finds a way to preserver through the torment and make it out alive. • Grades 5 and up • I would use this [...]
Robert Sibert Book ReviewSurviving Hitler: A Boy in the Nazi Death Camps, by Andrea Warren is an excellent example of historical non-fiction. The story details the experience of a Jack, a 13 year old boy and his survival in numerous concentration camps throughout the Holocaust. Separated from his family, Jack’s determination and will to survive is what keeps him strong during his darkest hours. I recommend this book to children starting in grades 5th and up. It’s very descriptive and the pho [...]
Every Holocaust survival story is unique. This is the story of a Polish boy, whose family is forced from their home by Hitler's lackeys. The boy is only 12 years old at the time. The events in his town, leading up to the evacuation of Jews, Gypsies, homosexuals, and 'imperfect' human beings, show how easily and swiftly HATE operates. He spends the next several years in a work camp, battling starvation, disease, exhaustion, and the brutality of the camp guards.There is much sadness in this book. [...]
NON FICTION This is the true story of Jake's survival in the concentration camps. It describes his boyhood days, then his family splitting apart and him ending up in the camps, his horrific story of survival in the camps, and then his rescue and search for his family. I liked it because it didn't just focus on Jake's experiences in the camps, but also on his family life before the camps, and where he ended up after the war and how he has dealt with the camps. Although the main focus was the expe [...]
This book was very well written. It is the memoirs of a teenaged Polish Jewish boy, and what he personally went through during WWII. The collection of pictures are amazing. Most of them from Nazi records, because of the nature, but all very well done in taste. This is a Children's NON FICTION book and I think they approached it very well, making it educational, entertaining to read, but not graphic to where it is still suitable for children. I would however, not let my kids read it until they ar [...]
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