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Beyond the wire  Cover Image Large Print Book Large Print Book

Beyond the wire / James D. Shipman.

Shipman, James D., (author.).

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781638083177
  • Physical Description: 495 pages (large print) : maps ; 23 cm
  • Edition: Center Point Large Print edition.
  • Publisher: Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2022.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Regular print version previously published by Kensington Publishing Corporation.
Includes author's note with historical background information.
Includes Includes discussion questions.
Summary, etc.:
"October 1944: In the long, narrow undressing rooms in Auschwitz-Birkenau, prisoner Jakub Bak toils under the scrutiny of SS guards. Like other members of the Sonderkommando, Jakub was selected on arrival for an unthinkable job: sorting through the clothes of the dead and moving their bodies from the gas chambers to the crematoriums. In this hell within a hell, Jakub clings to the promise he made to his murdered father--to live, at any cost--and to the moments he is able to spend in the company of Anna, imprisoned in the women's camp. Every morning, Anna marches miles to the Union Munitions Factory where she works alongside other prisoners. Even Jakub doesn t know that she and a few other women have been taking the ultimate risk, smuggling trace amounts of gunpowder back in their clothing. A bold plan is brewing to revolt against the SS and liberate the camp. Jakub, pressured to join the resistance, knows that any uprising faces impossible odds. Added to this already stark choice is another desperate reality--the risk from informers who see their only chance of survival in betraying their fellow Jews."-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) > Poland > Oświęcim > Fiction.
Internment camp uprisings > Fiction.
Genre: Large type books.
Historical fiction.

Available copies

  • 3 of 6 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Webb City Public. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Webb City Public Library.


  • 1 current hold with 6 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Webb City Public Library New LP Fic Shipman, James (Text) 38262300008058 Adult Fiction Checked out 06/08/2022

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