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Survivors Club book signing JCRC-SMRLS-FSG
Wed, March 15, 2017, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM CDT
Please join the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas in partnership with the Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services and Farrar Straus Giroux to hear this incredible story from one of the youngest survivors of Auschwitz.
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.
If you are interested in arranging a Survivors Club book signing, speaking engagement or have a press inquiry, contact the Macmillan publicity department.
For additional information, see the video clip provided and author website links below.
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