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The Resource Henry : a Polish swimmer's true story of friendship from Auschwitz to America, Katrina Shawver

Henry : a Polish swimmer's true story of friendship from Auschwitz to America, Katrina Shawver

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Henry : a Polish swimmer's true story of friendship from Auschwitz to America
Title
Henry
Title remainder
a Polish swimmer's true story of friendship from Auschwitz to America
Statement of responsibility
Katrina Shawver
Title variation
Polish swimmer's true story of friendship from Auschwitz to America
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"When Katrina Shawver met the eighty-five year old Henry Zguda, he possessed an exceptional memory, a surprising cache of original documents and photos, and a knack for meeting the right people at the right time. Couched in the interview style of Tuesdays with Morrie, Henry relates in his own voice a life as a champion swimmer and swimming coach, interrupted by three years imprisoned in Auschwitz and Buchenwald as a Polish political prisoner. Told with a pragmatic gallows humor, and sense of hope, this bridge to history is supported by extensive research, original documents, and rare photos. Ultimately, Henry is the story a resilient young man who survives by his wits, humor, friends, and a healthy dose of luck"--Page [4] of cover
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Shawver, Katrina
Dewey number
940.53/18092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Zguda, Henry
  • Auschwitz (Concentration camp)
  • Buchenwald (Concentration camp)
  • Auschwitz (Concentration camp)
  • Buchenwald (Concentration camp)
  • Holocaust survivors
  • Concentration camp inmates
  • Political prisoners
  • Concentration camp inmates
  • Holocaust survivors
  • Political prisoners
  • Poland
Label
Henry : a Polish swimmer's true story of friendship from Auschwitz to America, Katrina Shawver
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"This book is based entirely on multiple first-person interviews with Henry Zguda from November 2002-2003" -- Preface
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 296-303)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Second Polish Republic: 1918-1939 -- Poland at war, 1939-1942 -- KL Auschwitz, Oświęcim, Poland: June 1942-March 1943 -- KL Buchenwald, Weimar, Germany: March 1943-August 1944 -- KL Buchenwald, Weimar, Germany: January 1945-May 1945 -- Poland under communism: 1946-1956 -- The United States: land of the free and home of the rich: 1958-1968
Control code
on1010982922
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
308 pages
Isbn
9781633935204
Lccn
2018303779
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1010982922
Label
Henry : a Polish swimmer's true story of friendship from Auschwitz to America, Katrina Shawver
Publication
Copyright
Note
"This book is based entirely on multiple first-person interviews with Henry Zguda from November 2002-2003" -- Preface
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 296-303)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Second Polish Republic: 1918-1939 -- Poland at war, 1939-1942 -- KL Auschwitz, Oświęcim, Poland: June 1942-March 1943 -- KL Buchenwald, Weimar, Germany: March 1943-August 1944 -- KL Buchenwald, Weimar, Germany: January 1945-May 1945 -- Poland under communism: 1946-1956 -- The United States: land of the free and home of the rich: 1958-1968
Control code
on1010982922
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
308 pages
Isbn
9781633935204
Lccn
2018303779
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1010982922

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