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Michael Bornstein

Biography

Michael Bornstein

Michael Bornstein survived for seven months inside Auschwitz, where the average lifespan of a child was just two weeks. Six years after his liberation, he immigrated to the United States. Michael graduated from Fordham University, earned his Ph.D. from the University of Iowa, and worked in pharmaceutical research and development for more than forty years. Now retired, Michael lives with his wife in New York City and speaks frequently to schools and other groups about his experiences in the Holocaust.

Michael Bornstein

Books by Michael Bornstein

Written by Michael Bornstein and Debbie Bornstein Holinstat. - Family, History, Holocaust, Nonfiction

In 1945, in a now-famous piece of World War II archival footage, four-year-old Michael Bornstein was filmed by Soviet soldiers as he was carried out of Auschwitz in his grandmother’s arms. SURVIVORS CLUB tells the unforgettable story of how a father’s courageous wit, a mother’s fierce love and one perfectly timed illness saved his life, and how others in his family from Zarki, Poland, dodged death at the hands of the Nazis time and again with incredible deftness