The Boy Who Drew Auschwitz: A Powerful True Story of Hope and Survival Audiobook, by Thomas Geve Play Audiobook Sample

The Boy Who Drew Auschwitz: A Powerful True Story of Hope and Survival Audiobook

The Boy Who Drew Auschwitz: A Powerful True Story of Hope and Survival Audiobook, by Thomas Geve Play Audiobook Sample
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Read By: Mark Meadows Publisher: HarperAudio Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 6.17 hours at 1.5x Speed 4.63 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: July 2021 Format: Unabridged Audiobook ISBN: 9780063062023

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Longest Chapter Length:

55:29 minutes

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04 seconds

Average Chapter Length:

17:50 minutes

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An inspiring true story of hope and survival, this is the testimony of a boy who was imprisoned in Auschwitz, Gross-Rosen and Buchenwald and recorded his experiences through words and color drawings.

In June 1943, after long years of hardship and persecution, thirteen-year-old Thomas Geve and his mother were deported to Auschwitz-Birkenau. Separated upon arrival, he was left to fend for himself in the men’s camp of Auschwitz I.

During 22 harsh months in three camps, Thomas experienced and witnessed the cruel and inhumane world of Nazi concentration and death camps. Nonetheless, he never gave up the will to live. Miraculously, he survived and was liberated from Buchenwald at the age of fifteen.

While still in the camp and too weak to leave, Thomas felt a compelling need to document it all, and drew over eighty drawings, all portrayed in simple yet poignant detail with extraordinary accuracy. He not only shared the infamous scenes, but also the day-to-day events of life in the camps, alongside inmates' manifestations of humanity, support and friendship.

To honor his lost friends and the millions of silenced victims of the Holocaust, in the years following the war, Thomas put his story into wordsDespite the evil of the camps, his account provides a striking affirmation of life.

The Boy Who Drew Auschwitz is the unique testimony of young Thomas and his quest for a brighter tomorrow.

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“A stunning and profoundly moving book.”

— James Holland, author of Normandy ‘44 

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About the Authors

Thomas Geve is the pseudonym of a Jewish engineer, author, and Holocaust survivor of German descent. He was born in Stettin in 1929 and lived as child in Beuthen, before moving to Berlin with his mother in 1939. He was deported to Auschwitz in June 1943 with his mother, where he remained until the camp’s evacuation in January 1945. Surviving the death march to Gross-Rosen concentration camp and then to Buchenwald concentration camp, he was imprisoned until the inmates liberated themselves in April 1945. After the war, Thomas went to a camp in Switzerland for orphaned Shoah survivors, and was eventually reunited with his father in England. In 1950, he emigrated to Israel and settled in Haifa.

About Mark Meadows

Mark Meadows is an actor and audiobook narrator. He can be heard on the radio broadcasts of Lost Souls and The Worst Journey in the World, both first aired for BBC Radio. On television, he has appeared as Reverend Wallace in EastEnders. He also has extensive credits as a composer and arranger.