The Prisoners of Breendonk: Personal Histories from a World War II Concentration Camp

James M. Deem (Author)

Product Details

$10.99  $10.11
Mariner Books
Publish Date
August 25, 2020
5.4 X 8.2 X 0.7 inches | 0.97 pounds

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About the Author

James M. Deem is the author of numerous books of nonfiction and fiction for children, including Faces From The Past: Forgotten People of North America and the 2009 Sibert Honor Book, Bodies From The Ice: Melting Glaciers and the Recovery Of The Past. A retired college professor, Deem and his wife live in Tucson, Arizona, where he writes full time.


*"Liberally illustrated with black-and-white photographs of the camp, its officials, and the prisoners, the book is well written and well organized."
--School Library Journal, starred review

* "A sobering study of man's inhumanity to man, and an important book that demands serious consideration and discussion."
--Booklist, starred review

"Breendonk does not share the infamy of such Nazi concentration camps as Buchenwald or Dachau, but in this insightful and revealing history, Deem rescues this Belgian prison from near obscurity and tells the stories of some of the thousands who suffered and died there. "

"Deem tells a chronological history of Breendonk by weaving together dozens of personal histories...For many, Breendonk had been only the beginning, and by following a handful of prisoners to their various ends, Deem illustrates that each story had a unique trajectory."
--Horn Book Magazine

"Deem's unflinching look at the prisoner experience at voice to Breendonk's victims...a thorough history."