The Boxer

The Boxer

The True Story of Holocaust Survivor Harry Haft

Book - 2014
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Poland, 1941. Sixteen-year-old Harry Haft is sent to Auschwitz. When he is forced to fight against other inmates for the amusement of the SS officers, Haft shows extraordinary strength and courage, and a determination to survive. As the Soviet Army advances in April 1945, he makes a daring escape from the Nazis. After negotiating the turmoil of postwar Poland, Haft emigrates to the United States and establishes himself as a professional prizefighter, remaining undefeated until he faces heavyweight champion Rocky Marciano in 1949. In The Boxer, Reinhard Kleist reveals another side to the steely Harry Haft: a man struggling to escape the memories of the fiancée he left behind in Poland. This is a powerful and moving graphic novel about love and the will to survive.
Publisher: London :, SelfMadeHero,, 2014
ISBN: 9781906838775
1906838771
Branch Call Number: GRAPHIC NOVEL Kleist
Characteristics: 200 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Alternative Title: Boxer

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Poland, 1941. Sixteen-year-old Harry Haft is sent to Auschwitz. When he is forced to fight against other inmates for the amusement of the SS officers, Haft shows extraordinary strength and courage, and a determination to survive. As the Soviet Army advances in April 1945, he makes a daring escape... Read More »

Poland, 1941. Sixteen-year-old Harry Haft is sent to Auschwitz. When he is forced to fight against other inmates for the amusement of the SS officers, Haft shows extraordinary strength and courage, and a determination to survive. As the Soviet Army advances in April 1945, he makes a daring escape... Read More »

Poland, 1941. Sixteen-year-old Harry Haft is sent to Auschwitz. When he is forced to fight against other inmates for the amusement of the SS officers, Haft shows extraordinary strength and courage, and a determination to survive. As the Soviet Army advances in April 1945, he makes a daring escape... Read More »


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Liber_vermis
Apr 22, 2016

A tough and gritty story of a poor Jewish youth in Poland caught in the maw of the Nazi war machine with its forced labour camps. The anger and rage created in Harry Haft by the horrors he witnesses of the Holocaust spill over to traumatize the lives of his children. This graphic biography is also a story of undying love. The book concludes with an essay by a German sports journalist with brief notes on Harry Haft and other Jewish boxers in the concentration camps.

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mclarjh
Apr 08, 2016

Small type is hard to read. Graphics are messy pen and ink. Final scene is touching, the rest was tedious.

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ncparrish
Nov 04, 2015

I picked this up because the art is nice as can be, high contrast B/W with loose action & nice backgrounds/layouts. I thought it was just a book about a boxer, but it turns out to be a boxer in freaking Nazi death camps...AND based on a real person. This guy went through some real pain. Surprisingly good, took my time reading it. Will buy!

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