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"Think of it as a game, Jack. Play the game right and you might outlast the Nazis."

Caught up in Hitler's Final Solution to annihilate Europe's Jews, 15-year-old Jack Mandelbaum is torn from his family and thrown into the nightmarish world of the concentration camps. Here, simple existence is a constant struggle, and Jack must learn to live hour to hour, day to day. Despite intolerable conditions, he resolves not to hate his captors and vows to see his family again. But even with his strong will to survive, how long can Jack continue to play this life-and-death game?

©2001 Andrea Warren (P)2012 AudioGO

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  • John Struska
  • 28-09-2020

Heart Touching

This was short. I can not endure much suffering of other, but this was enough to break my heart and know what others had gone through. It was well done. God help us all.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 31-10-2017

Succinct Survival Story

Interesting story of how one Jewish man endured the holocaust and lived to later tell of the experience. It is detailed enough to describe the food available in the concentration camps and to imagine initial interactions with Nazi soldiers. it is satisfying to know this man later immigrated to the United States and personally speaks at the beginning of the recording.

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  • Kim
  • 24-07-2021

Excellent

Excellent reader for the book. Profound story that gives a concise summary of this young survivor’s life.

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  • Leah
  • 30-06-2021

Awesome!

I loved the story the narrator was a little rusty. But that’s okay and Jack. Went through that for nothing. But he survived Hitler!

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  • Andrea
  • 06-04-2021

Author just read the book

Love true accounts like these. However needed a better way to present it and not just read

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  • Anonymous
  • 28-01-2021

Too many inconsistencies

The part of the story where he gets to the end of the war does not add up at all! There was no abundance of food in Germany after the war, nor anywhere in Europe for that matter!

Plus he gives the Russians way too much credit! They were no saviors or liberators! They were rapists and looters! They didn’t just give two random guys living in a vacated house free food and let them stay for free! They used the citizens in their sector for forced labor! You couldn’t just pick up one day and say “Hey I want to go to the US sector!” The Russians by that point resented the other allies and wouldn’t have allowed it!

Seems very fabricated!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 20-01-2021

Amazing

This book is amazing. It’s a real story, and it’s so well written, you feel every feeling with him. You feel defiant when he feels defiant, he feel hopeless when he feels hopeless. It’s an incredibly touching book and I would highly recommend for everyone to listen

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  • melissa
  • 06-01-2021

A lesson for our time.

Real, authentic, and inspiring. A true story that deals with prejudice, inequality, oppression, and much more. I was inspired by Jack choosing not to hate. What an example he is to all of us. May we never forget the lessons learned. May we apply these same principles today.

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