The Boxer: The True Story Of Holocaust Survivor Harry Haft by Reinhard KleistThe Boxer: The True Story Of Holocaust Survivor Harry Haft by Reinhard Kleist

The Boxer: The True Story Of Holocaust Survivor Harry Haft

byReinhard Kleist

Paperback | April 29, 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 immigrates 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.
Reinhard Kleist has written a number of critically acclaimed graphic novels, among them the award-winning biographies Havana: A Cuban Journey (2008), Johnny Cash: I See a Darkness (Abrams ComicArts, 2009), and Castro (2010). Kleist lives in Berlin, Germany.
Title:The Boxer: The True Story Of Holocaust Survivor Harry HaftFormat:PaperbackDimensions:200 pages, 9.5 × 6.5 × 0.75 inPublished:April 29, 2014Publisher:SelfMadeHeroLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1906838771

ISBN - 13:9781906838775

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Amazing I literally judged a book by its cover for this one. I was a novice boxer myself and it felt nostalgic and thus I picked it up. I loved it! It reminded me a little bit of MAUS as of course it is also a Nazi-Era book. I didn't know Harry Heft before but his name sounded familiar, and alas it was because of his fight with Rocky Marciano. What a great story, the story telling was great, i love the art in this. Definitely recommend this to anyone who likes to ready about real life Holocaust survivors.
Date published: 2017-10-23

Editorial Reviews

“The characters are drawn with the energetic nimbleness so admired in Will Eisner’s work. Sports fans and history readers, teen and up, will find this mesmerizing.”