Survivors Club

  • by Michael Bornstein, Debbie Bornstein Holinstat
  • Narrated by Fred Berman, Michael Bornstein - preface and afterword, Debbie Bornstein Holinstat - preface
  • 7 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

This audiobook includes a preface read by both authors, with an afterword read by Michael Bornstein. A bonus conversation with the authors, archival recordings, and a PDF of photos are also included.
In 1945, in a now-famous piece of World War II archival footage, four-year-old Michael Bornstein was filmed by Soviet soldiers as he was carried out of Auschwitz in his grandmother's arms. Survivors Club tells the unforgettable story of how a father's courageous wit, a mother's fierce love, and one perfectly timed illness saved his life and how others in his family from Zarki, Poland, dodged death at the hands of the Nazis time and again with incredible deftness.
Working from his own recollections as well as extensive interviews with relatives and survivors who knew the family, Michael relates his inspirational Holocaust survival story with the help of his daughter, Debbie Bornstein Holinstat. Shocking, heartbreaking, and ultimately uplifting, this narrative nonfiction offers an indelible depiction of what happened to one Polish village in the wake of the German invasion in 1939.

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Must read!

I don't typically review an audiobook even if I love it, but this time was different. This is a beautiful, sad and triumphant story of love and survival. I couldn't stop listening. If you want to read an uplifting story about the unbreakable human spirit, please read this book. You will not regret it.
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- Cynthia Robin Steffl

Andrew J S

Would you consider the audio edition of Survivors Club to be better than the print version?

yes there is more on the audio edition they you would get in print


What other book might you compare Survivors Club to and why?

I am unsure its outstanding


Which scene was your favorite?

I don't have one they are all my favorite


Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I am a grown man with children and this pulled at my heart because I would hope I would have the same courage as his father if I would ever put in the same situation.


Any additional comments?

I feel every high school student should read this book so history never repeats itself . WOW what a great book.

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- Andrew Senski

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-07-2017
  • Publisher: Macmillan Audio