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The boxer : the true story of Holocaust survivor Harry Haft /
Reinhard Kleist ; translated by Michael Waaler.
imprint
London : SelfMadeHero, 2014.
description
200 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
ISBN
1906838771, 9781906838775
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imprint
London : SelfMadeHero, 2014.
isbn
1906838771
9781906838775
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. ISBN: 9780815608233 "--Title page verso.
English translation of: Der Boxer : die wahre Geschichte des Hertzko Haft : nach dem Buch Eines Tages werde ich alles erzählen von Alan Scott Haft / Reinhard Kleist ; Martin Krauss ; Alan Scott Haft. Hamburg : Carlsen, 2012.
abstract
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.
language note
Translated from German.
catalogue key
9245165

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