The Boy Who Drew Auschwitz by Thomas Geve audiobook

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

By Thomas Geve , with  Charles Inglefield
Read by Mark Meadows

HarperAudio, HarperCollins 9780063061996
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An inspiring true story of barbarity, hope, and survival: the Holocaust memoir of a teenage boy imprisoned in Birkenau, Auschwitz, Gross Rosen, and Buchenwald which illuminate the dark days of World War II. 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.

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Summary

An inspiring true story of barbarity, hope, and survival: the Holocaust memoir of a teenage boy imprisoned in Birkenau, Auschwitz, Gross Rosen, and Buchenwald which illuminate the dark days of World War II.

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.

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“A stunning and profoundly moving book.” James Holland, author of Normandy ‘44

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Author Bio: Thomas Geve

Author Bio: Thomas Geve

Thomas Geve is the pseudonym of a Jewish engineer, author, and Holocaust survivor of German descent. He was born in Stettin in 1929 and lived as child in Beuthen, before moving to Berlin with his mother in 1939. He was deported to Auschwitz in June 1943 with his mother, where he remained until the camp’s evacuation in January 1945. Surviving the death march to Gross-Rosen concentration camp and then to Buchenwald concentration camp, he was imprisoned until the inmates liberated themselves in April 1945. After the war, Thomas went to a camp in Switzerland for orphaned Shoah survivors, and was eventually reunited with his father in England. In 1950, he emigrated to Israel and settled in Haifa.

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Author Bio: Charles Inglefield

Author Bio: Charles Inglefield

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Available Formats : CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Audience: Adult
Language: English