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The Music Maker of Auschwitz IV

The Music Maker of Auschwitz IV (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Byrne, Jaci

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The inspirational true story of an Allied POW appointed Kapellmeister to the Nazis in Auschwitz. When called up to fight in yet another World War, Drum Major Jackson promised his beloved wife Mabel that he would return to lead his band and play for her once more. In May 1940, he ...was captured at Dunkirk and interned in several German forced labour camps throughout Poland. Two years later he was transferred to Auschwitz IV, part of the notorious concentration camp complex where it is not widely known held Allied POWs. When his captors appointed Jackson their 'Kapellmeister' (man in charge of music), he seized the opportunity to provide entertainment for his fellow prisoners at rehearsals, and cover for escapees during concerts. Finally liberated in May 1945, malnourished and gravely ill, Jackson carried his secret war diary-an incredible expose on five years of life and death in Nazi concentration camps. THE MUSIC MAKER OF AUSCHWITZ IV, based on Jackson's diary, is written by his granddaughter. It is a thrilling testament to the resilience one man found in the darkest of times through his two greatest loves-music and the woman who waited for him.
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ISBN 9781922387820
Published NZ 3 Mar 2021
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781922387820
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; delivery usually 20-30 working days due to covid19 delays
Imprint Big Sky Publishing
Published 3 Mar 2021
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
 › 4 other possible formats available
Author(s) By Byrne, Jaci
Category World History: From C 1900 -
World History: Second World War
European History
Military History
Battles & Campaigns
Number of Pages 324
Dimensions Width: 153mm
Height: 234mm
Dewey Code 940.531853862
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Military History
ONIX Text General/trade