The Boy Who Drew Auschwitz

The Boy Who Drew Auschwitz by Thomas Geve


ISBN
9780008406387
Published
Binding
Hardcover
Pages
384
Dimensions
162 x 240mm

A profoundly moving true story of survival and hope, featuring powerful drawings of his experiences, Thomas Geve was a Birkenau, Auschwitz, Gross Rosen and Buchenwald survivor at just 15 years old. Spending twenty-two months imprisoned at these camps during WW2, Thomas was subject to, and forced to observe first-hand, events of the most horrific nature, including the disappearance and eventual murder of his mother.On his eventual release he captured daily life in the death camps in 79 heart-wrenching drawings. Infamous scenarios that are synonymous with this dark period of history were covered in brutal but simplistic detail: the ultimate humiliation of being processed into a number and the sheer terror of a selection to the gas chambers were drawn with heart-breaking accuracy.Despite the unspeakable events he experienced, Thomas has decided to tell his story for a new audience and continues to raise awareness about the horrors of the Holocaust.There have been many personal accounts of the Holocaust and each one is special. The Boy Who Drew Auschwitz presents a unique living testimony in words and drawings through the eyes of a child. It is an inspiring true story of one boy's quest for hope, survival and change.
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