Michael Bornstein survived for seven months inside Auschwitz, where the average lifespan of a child was just two weeks. Six years after his liberation, he immigrated to the United States. Michael graduated from Fordham University, earned his Ph.D. from the University of Iowa, and worked in pharmaceutical research and development for more than forty years. Now retired, Michael lives with his wife in New York City and speaks frequently to schools and other groups about his experiences in the Holocaust.
Michael Bornstein and Debbie Bornstein Holinstat
FSG Books for Young Readers
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
The unforgettable story of how a father's courageous wit, a mother's fierce love, and one perfectly timed illness saved Michael Bornstein's life as a four-year-old prisoner at Auschwitz during the Holocaust.