The True Story of a Very Young Prisoner of Auschwitz
by Michael Bornstein and Debbie Bornstein Holinstat
CLE and book signing on March 15, 2017
Mount Zion Temple
10:00AM - 11:30AM
1.0 Elimination of Bias CLE Credit Applied For
For seventy years, Holocaust survivor Michael Bornstein chose to stay silent about his story. He spotted the photo of his four-year old self on book covers, museum walls and even in news footage used on major news networks every year as they acknowledged Holocaust Remembrance Day. Yet he was nervous about stepping forward to identify himself as the boy in the footage because there was so much he could not remember.
Then a document was discovered at a museum in Israel that revealed stunning details about his survival and Michael knew it was time to talk.
Together with his daughter Debbie Bornstein Holinstat, a writer and broadcast news producer, they began to dig for more information and planned to write a book. But even they never guessed the family secrets they'd uncover as they researched for their book Survivors Club, due in stores on March 7, 2017.
Now, with a new understanding of how he survived, Michael Bornstein and Debbie Bornstein Holinstat speak regularly at schools, fundraisers and business functions. Silent for seventy years, Michael is now eager to do what he can to make sure that future generations never forget the atrocities of the Holocaust, never discount the value of optimism and never underestimate the power of a parent's love.
SMRLS and the JCRC will be hosting a book signing on Wednesday, March 15, 2017, at Mount Zion Temple from 10am - 11:30am.
CLE Program (CLE Credit Applied For)
10:00am - 11:00am
11:00am - 11:30am
For additional information, see the video clip provided and author website links below.
Interviews & Video Clip
Published by FSG Books for Young Readers | On sale March 7, 2017
Hardcover | Ages 10 to adult| 256 pages | $16.99 | 9780374305710
This event was made possible by SMRLS in collaboration with JCRC and FSG Books