Prisoner B-3087

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Survive. At any cost.

10 concentration camps. 10 different places where you are starved, tortured, and worked mercilessly. It's something no one could imagine surviving. But it is what Yanek Gruener has to face. As a Jewish boy in 1930s Poland, Yanek is at the mercy of the Nazis who have taken over. Everything he has, and everyone he loves, have been snatched brutally from him. And then Yanek himself is taken prisoner -- his arm tattooed with the words PRISONER B-3087. He is forced from one nightmarish concentration camp to another, as World War II rages all around him. He encounters evil he could have never imagined, but also sees surprising glimpses of hope amid the horror. He just barely escapes death, only to confront it again seconds later. Can Yanek make it through the terror without losing his hope, his will -- and, most of all, his sense of who he really is inside? Based on an astonishing true story.
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Marcelino Gonzalez
February 27, 2016
This is an awesome book. This book is not for the faint of heart and is filled with graphic violence and gore. But it is a very redeeming book. I wouldn't recommend it to anyone under 14 because of its thematic elements.
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Gianni Brock (Jesus)
July 11, 2016
It makes you cry, cringe and laugh all at the same time. A very serious and depressing book but it's all to educate you on the torturous events during the holocaust. Many people that you feel close to just by words may die and the ending isn't what you want it to be but you can't change history.
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Dominic Roberts
October 31, 2014
I don't read books much but while bored this book caught my eye and I've read it 4 times now so........ 10/10 if I could and i feel bad for Yanek, Jakob, prisoner b-3087 whatever u wanna call him
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About the author

Ruth Gruener was born Aurelia Gamser in 1930s Poland. Ruth and her parents survived the Holocaust by hiding in the homes of gentile families. After World War II was over, Ruth and her family moved to the United States, where Ruth tried to start an ordinary teenage life in Brooklyn. Ruth married Jack Gruener, another Holocaust survivor, with whom she lived in Brooklyn until Jack's passing in 2017. They have two children and four grandchildren. Ruth works as a docent at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in downtown Manhattan and travels all over the country to speak to schools about her and Jack's experiences in the Holocaust.
Alan Gratz is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of several highly acclaimed books for young readers, including Ground Zero, Allies, Grenade,Refugee, Projekt 1065, Prisoner B-3087, and Code of Honor. Alan lives in North Carolina with his wife and daughter. Look for him online at

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