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The boxer's story : fighting for my life in the Nazi camps / Nathan Shapow, with Bob Harris.

Publication | Not Digitized | Library Call Number: D805.A2 S52 2012

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    Once in a while there comes along a story so powerful and so emotive that it makes you re-think your own values. This is the story of Nathan Shapow, a young Latvian, born in Riga, with nothing more on his mind than becoming a world-renowned boxer. However, the sound of jackboots marching across Europe and the systematic extermination of the Jews put paid to his boxing dreams. He was to fight a different sort of fight, one for survival. The prize? His life. Seeing his youth disappear in the squalor of the ghettos and the horror of the camps, Nathan fell back on his previous existence to sustain him. The years of training, the running, the speed work, the three-round amateur fights in the gym, the street fights in Riga and the sheer competitive nature he developed saved him on more than one occasion, especially when he was forced to box for his life against a top German fighter in a concentration camp. THE BOXER'S STORY is an extraordinary and powerful true story that reads like a thriller. It will deeply affect everyone who reads it.
    Format
    Book
    Author/Creator
    Shapow, Nathan, 1921-
    Published
    London : The Robson Press, 2012
    Locale
    Latvia
    China
    Contents
    ch. 1 Murder in the Ghetto
    ch. 2 A Brief Childhood
    ch. 3 The Soviet Occupation
    ch. 4 The Riga Ghetto
    ch. 5 Ducking, Bobbing and Weaving
    ch. 6 The Empty Grave
    ch. 7 Changing Weight
    ch. 8 The Freedom Fighters
    ch. 9 The Life and Death of Herr Harr
    ch. 10 Spilve
    ch. 11 The Cruise to Hell (Stutthof)
    ch. 12 Magdeburg and Liberation
    ch. 13 The Path to Palestine
    ch. 14 Hela
    ch. 15 Blood in the Sand
    ch. 16 Leaving the Front
    ch. 17 The New World.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Harris, Bob, 1944-
    Notes
    ch. 1 Murder in the Ghetto -- ch. 2 A Brief Childhood -- ch. 3 The Soviet Occupation -- ch. 4 The Riga Ghetto -- ch. 5 Ducking, Bobbing and Weaving -- ch. 6 The Empty Grave -- ch. 7 Changing Weight -- ch. 8 The Freedom Fighters -- ch. 9 The Life and Death of Herr Harr -- ch. 10 Spilve -- ch. 11 The Cruise to Hell (Stutthof) -- ch. 12 Magdeburg and Liberation -- ch. 13 The Path to Palestine -- ch. 14 Hela -- ch. 15 Blood in the Sand -- ch. 16 Leaving the Front -- ch. 17 The New World.

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    Language
    English
    ISBN
    9781849541909
    1849541906 (hbk.)
    Physical Description
    x, 246 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm

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