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Guns and Barbed Wire: Child Survives the Holocaust Hardcover – 1 Jan 1987


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  • Hardcover: 8 pages
  • Publisher: Academy Chicago Publishers; 2nd Revised edition edition (1 Jan 1987)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 089733261X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0897332613
  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 2.3 x 21.6 cm
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,340,197 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Thomas Geve

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
A must read - very informative acount of life inside Auschwitz and other camps 13 Nov 2007
By Domberlic - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
The book is really good as Thomas Geve describes meticulously the struggle ofr survival of an inmate at three different concentration camps and during the death march. In addition, you get a sense of what the inmates talked about amongst themselves, what the Jewish inmates thought about the Ukranians, what the Ukranians thought about the Gypsies etc. The most moving part of the book is the description of the letters he received from his mother and his last meeting with his mother within the confines of Aushwitz.
Also telling was how the inmates experienced the liberation. In any case, a must read to know how hell looks like from the inside.
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Beautiful, stunning testimonial from the Holocaust 12 Jan 2004
By Christiana Washington - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
This book will touch your heart and shock you at the same time! The young man survived to tell his story and an amazing story it is. I could not put this book down and was moved to tears at one point. The atrocites of the Holocaust have been well-documented and it is humbling to realize that most Germans thought of themselves as "modern, respectable" citizens while gassing, torturing, and executing Jews. A beautifully written, astonishing book!
Guns and Barbed Wire: A Child Survives the Holocaust: Purchased at Amazon.com 3 Mar 2014
By dep - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Thomas spent 22 months in the camps of Auschwitz, Gross Rosen, and Buchenwald, and was liberated by American soldiers. This is the story of how Thomas, a German Jewish child survived the camps and the Holocaust. Also, the name Thomas Geve is a pseudonym, he doesn't go into much detail about his parents or his early years that much. He only says he was born on the Baltic, near the Oder, his parents were from upper Germany. As the persecution of the Jews worsened, his father managed to escape to England. Unfortunately, Thomas and his mother were trapped in Germany. His mother worked doing forced labor in a factory for the Germans, Thomas was digging graves for the dead. Both of those options ran out in June, 1943, when they were shipped to Auschwitz. His mother lasted for a while in Auschwitz, but seems to have eventually disappeared. Thomas was lucky he was not sent to Birkenau where the gas chambers were and life was infinitely more difficult. He was one of the 18,000 sent to Auschwitz camp itself. As a child of only 13, he was also very lucky not to have been killed right away as most children were. As bad as Auschwitz was, however, Thomas was able to get by. There were other children to be around. He could get a slight bit of heat at night crowded around a stove, an occasional shower or even hair cut. As everybody else did, though, Thomas starved. At times he was helped out by somebody from his past in Germany, or a helpful prisoner or kapo. In January, 1945, Thomas made it through the death march and survived two more camps. I very much liked this book, it's the only one I have ever read where the survivor was at the Auschwitz camp and not Monowitz or Birkenau. Thomas was also one of a group of children, all under 18 who worked as slave laborers. I didn't know there was anybody that young at any camp. The only thing I didn't like was that there was no information on what happened to Thomas after liberation. Kind of leaves you hanging . A fascinating book that I highly recommend. Also, a very important historical document.
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
A Moving Story 3 Feb 2000
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
This book was a very moving holocaust story about a 13 year-old-boy survivng the holocaust. The images were so vivid and so detailed, this book was wonderful. I reccommend it to all.
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
A Moving Story 3 Feb 2000
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
This book was a very moving holocaust story about a 13 year-old-boy survivng the holocaust. The images were so vivid and so detailed, this book was wonderful. I reccommend it to all.
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