From the book jacket: Moshe Wisniak grew up malnourished and
fatherless outside Warsaw at a time when Jews and Poles lived in poverty and
violence. When Moshe's brothers emigrate to Paris in the 1930s, it means a new
life for the whole family, who follow soon after. A decent job, a lovely young
wife, and a hobby as an amateur boxer vastly improve Moshes prospects until the
day he is rounded up and sent to Auschwitz. There he is tortured, starved, and
most shockingly, asked to entertain Nazi soldiers by boxing against dying
Moshe wants to survive without killing his comrades, but how? Based on the memoir of his family friend, Jean-Jacques Greif has taken the facts and turned them into a gripping novel about life and death in Auschwitz.
Comment: Jean-Jacques Greif's first novel to be translated into English is a powerful tale of survival ...
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