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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.
Hardcover, 272 pages
Published on March 1, 2013 by Scholastic Press
ISBN-10: 054545901X
ISBN-13: 9780545459013
30 Book Reviews
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  • blarob
    blarobFriday, September 18, 2015 at 7:35 am
    I heard it's really good
    • beckdean
      beckdeanThursday, March 26, 2015 at 1:17 pm
      This book is amazing!!!!
      • bracon
        braconWednesday, September 23, 2015 at 9:21 am
        This is the best book I have ever read
        • petcol
          petcolThursday, September 24, 2015 at 11:00 am
          Same, it was a really good book.
      • silverjava
        silverjavaMonday, March 9, 2015 at 3:05 pm55 stars
        This book was amazing.....It is a world war 2 book about a boy put into 10 different camps and he has stay alive, over the course of 5 years until he comes out of the war alive with only a grandma and 2 friends. He is only feed light bread and water soup.
        • stealthdragon19
          stealthdragon19Monday, February 9, 2015 at 5:52 am55 stars
          awsome
          • robo Friday, January 30, 2015 at 12:06 pm
            this was a awsome book
            • tech0809
              tech0809Tuesday, June 3, 2014 at 4:55 pm44 stars
              I really liked this book. I recommend this book for ages 9 and up though because some parts of the book are violent. This book is about the Holocost and it describes it great. If you want to now what happened during the Holocost then read this book. I could never put it down. This book would be good for a book report too. Again, I would really recommend this book. If you read it, you will be satisfied.
              • NameFriday, March 22, 2013 at 5:46 pm
                This is an awesome story! One that draws you in from the first page. Prisoner B-3087 is a story of hardships and struggles as Jacob a jew boy's home is invaded by the nazis. From there he goes to an astonishing ten different concetration camps. All the meanwhile riding on deadly train rides, walking for days on death march's, coming face to face with the meanest nazis and kapos ever, and more. Plus trying to survive from hunger and starvation his constant companion. Will he be dead or alive after this is all through? Well I'm not going to tell you, you have to read the book to find out!
                • pladay
                  pladayTuesday, September 22, 2015 at 11:08 am
                  Nice review it's exactly what I read.