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Silent Screams Of A Survivor: A Polish American Boy's Holocaust

4.5  ·  Rating Details ·  8 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
Mitch Garwolinski was seven when the Nazis invaded his village of Baranowo in the old country of Poland. Over the next six years, his experiences stretch far beyond what any of us might imagine one child could survive. Abducted from his family, he was starved, tortured, and left for dead three times. This is the remarkable story of how a young boy managed to work with the ...more
Paperback, 228 pages
Published July 15th 2004 by Acorn Publishing (MI)
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Jennifer
May 15, 2011 Jennifer rated it really liked it
Reading for book club. The author will be at our meeting in June.

This was a hard one to star.

The writing is passable, but not much more. It's very repetitive. For a beautiful, tragic, and transcendent book about the Holocaust and its evils read Elie Weisel's "Night."

However, the story of this book is powerful and disturbing and heartbreaking. It's hard to remember that so much evil was destroying so much humanity just 70 or so years ago. Books like these from Holocaust survivors are absolutely
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Karen
Feb 03, 2008 Karen rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Everyone
My friend Doreen is the publisher for this book and I read it to learn more about him and his story so that I could help promote it. Mitch travels around and visits schools and churches and does talks for students and anyone who wants to learn about his story and about the holocaust in general. It was a tough book to read because it's very emotionally charged. I had to stop in more than a couple of places because I was crying. I think that this is a tough book, but one that ought to be read by e ...more
Stephanie
Jan 06, 2015 Stephanie rated it it was amazing
I love reading about survivors from the holocaust. I'm not sure why...probably because they found something inside them to survive. While I was reading this book I HATED my German heritage. I've always enjoyed knowing that I was German and Hungarian. But reading this book literally made me hate my heritage because I was part German. Then my mom told me that my German relatives left before the second world war and I felt better about my heritage again. I can't believe how cruel the German soldier ...more
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Aug 19, 2015 Misslea007 rated it really liked it
The book was profoundly written. It has incredibly vivid descriptions. It was hard to read due to how tremendously disturbing it is.
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