Prisoner B-3087

Prisoner B-3087

eBook - 2013
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10 concentration camps. 10 different places where you are starved, tortured, and worked mercilessly. It's something no one could imagine surviving. But it is what Yanek Gruener has to face. As a Jewish boy in 1930s Poland, Yanek is at the mercy of the Nazis who have taken over. Everything he has, and everyone he loves, have been snatched brutally from him. And then Yanek himself is taken prisoner — his arm tattooed with the words PRISONER B-3087. He is forced from one nightmarish concentration camp to another, as World War II rages all around him. He encounters evil he could have never imagined, but also sees surprising glimpses of hope amid the horror. He just barely escapes death, only to confront it again seconds later. Can Yanek make it through the terror without losing his hope, his will — and, most of all, his sense of who he really is inside? Based on an astonishing true story.
Publisher: 2013
Branch Call Number: Overdrive
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Reproduction: Electronic reproduction. New York : Scholastic Press, 2013. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 1106 KB) or Kobo app or compatible Kobo device (file size: N/A KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB)
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc
ISBN: 9780545520713


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When Hitler's army entered and occupied his native Krak’_w, 10-year-old Yanek knew his life might change, but he had no idea of the horror that lay ahead. His remarkable survival story begins with a dramatic, emotional punch and then chronicles such moments as his secretive bar mitzvah in a wareh... Read More »

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Oct 26, 2017

Best book I have ever read. Read the book 8 times and never get bored.

mvkramer Feb 02, 2017

This is based on the true story of a boy who survived not only the ghetto, but 10 different concentration camps. Even though it doesn't get into a lot of gory detail it's still hard to take. This really happened, people. It's especially important to read books like this - as the eyewitnesses of the Holocaust grow old and pass away, it could become easy to forget what they suffered. In today's political climate, we have to remember the end result of hate and bigotry last century was the loss of 8 million innocent people.

Aug 27, 2014

The most amazing holocaust book I have ever read, kept crying but couldn't put the book down.

Jun 16, 2014

this book was terrible. it made my daughter cry for days

Green_Dolphin_251 Jun 16, 2014

This is a great book that is good for younger people who want to get a rough idea of what the Gypsies, Jews, and Poles suffered through. It doesn't go into a lot of gruesome detail about things that go on in the camps, which makes this ideal for the younger reader. It is still difficult to read and made me cry, but the things that go on in this book don't quite describe ALL of the horrors that people suffered through in the concentration camps.

xStormageddon Jun 14, 2014

Used this book for a World War 2 history project. Ended up with an A on the project, and the book is a great read. I would recommend this book to anyone interested in the Holocaust, World War 2, or someone just looking for a good read.

May 29, 2014

This was a very hard book to take, but it did end very well.

May 06, 2014

this is the best book ever on the world

Austin J Feldkamp Nov 22, 2013

This is an outstanding book. It puts you in the place of the sufferers.

Nov 19, 2013

Amazing book, put tears into my eyes.


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Aug 27, 2014

Kiez59 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 11 and 14

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Austin J Feldkamp thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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mvkramer Feb 02, 2017

Violence: Beatings, starvation, death, cruelty, anti-semitism

Austin J Feldkamp Nov 22, 2013

Frightening or Intense Scenes: The brutality of the Concentration and Death camps

Austin J Feldkamp Nov 22, 2013

Violence: The Nazi treatment of the Jews, Gypsies, etc.


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Feb 22, 2015

A young boy, Jack, then named Yanek, is taken into a Jewish ghetto where his family is gradually deported and he is finally taken to an astonishing ten concentration camps, where he bears the cruelty of the Germans with his fellow prisoners.

May 29, 2014

A young boy gets taken into a Jewish ghetto then concentration camps. He also had to go on death marches.


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May 27, 2014

"We cannot let these monsters tear us from the pages of the world"

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