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

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  • 3 of 4 copies available at Sage Library System. (Show)
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  • 0 of 1 copy available at Pendleton Public Library.

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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 emigrates 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.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Pendleton Public Library GR KLEIS (Text) 37801000478139 Graphic Novel Book None 12/11/2014 Cataloging -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781906838775 (pbk.)
  • ISBN: 1906838771 (pbk.)
  • Physical Description: 200 pages : cheifly illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Publisher: London : SelfMadeHero, 2014.

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General 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.
Summary, etc.:
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 emigrates 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.
Subject: Haft, Harry, 1925-2007.
Boxers (Sports) > Biography > Comic books, strips, etc.
Holocaust survivors > Poland > Comic books, strips, etc.
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) > Comic books, strips, etc.
Genre: Graphic novels.

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