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The boxer : the true story of Holocaust survivor Harry Haft, Reinhard Kleist

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The boxer : the true story of Holocaust survivor Harry Haft
Title
The boxer
Title remainder
the true story of Holocaust survivor Harry Haft
Statement of responsibility
Reinhard Kleist
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Poland, 1941. Sixteen-year-old Harry Haft is sent to Auschwitz. When he is forced to fight against other inmates for the amusement of the SS officers, Haft shows extraordinary strength and courage, and a determination to survive. As the Soviet Army advances in April 1945, he makes a daring escape from the Nazis. After negotiating the turmoil of postwar Poland, Haft immigrates to the United States and establishes himself as a professional prizefighter, remaining undefeated until he faces heavyweight champion Rocky Marciano in 1949. In The Boxer, Reinhard Kleist reveals another side to the steely Harry Haft: a man struggling to escape the memories of the fiancée he left behind in Poland. This is a powerful and moving graphic novel about love and the will to survive
Summary
Poland, 1941. Sixteen-year-old Harry Haft is sent to Auschwitz. When he is forced to fight against other inmates for the amusement of the SS officers, Haft shows extraordinary strength and courage, and a determination to survive. As the Soviet Army advances in April 1945, he makes a daring escape from the Nazis. After negotiating the turmoil of postwar Poland, Haft immigrates to the United States and establishes himself as a professional prizefighter, remaining undefeated until he faces heavy-­weight champion Rocky Marciano in 1949. In <i>The Boxer</i>, Reinhard Kleist reveals another side to the steely Harry Haft: a man struggling to escape the memories of the fiancee he left behind in Poland. This is a powerful and moving graphic novel about love and the will to survive.--Publisher's description
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • Library Journal Best Books 2014
  • YALSA Great Graphic Novels for Teens, 2015.
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10312154
Cataloging source
JAI
Dewey number
796.83092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
comics graphic novels
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True
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the true story of Holocaust survivor Harry Haft
Label
The boxer : the true story of Holocaust survivor Harry Haft, Reinhard Kleist
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Publication
Note
"This graphic novel is based on the book Harry Haft: Auschwitz Survivor, Challenger of Rocky Marciano by Alan Scott haft, published by Syracuse University Press (2006)"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
20173819
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
200 pages
Isbn
9781906838775
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn878073221
  • (OCoLC)878073221
Label
The boxer : the true story of Holocaust survivor Harry Haft, Reinhard Kleist
Publication
Note
"This graphic novel is based on the book Harry Haft: Auschwitz Survivor, Challenger of Rocky Marciano by Alan Scott haft, published by Syracuse University Press (2006)"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
20173819
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
200 pages
Isbn
9781906838775
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn878073221
  • (OCoLC)878073221

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