Sam Pivnik Holocaust memoir sold to Hodder
10 Feb 2012
Hodder & Stoughton have acquired world rights in the memoirs of Sam Pivnik, one of the few living British Holocaust survivors and it will be a major book for them at the London Book Fair.
Non-fiction Publisher Rupert Lancaster says ‘No one could read this enthralling book and remain unmoved. Sam Pivnik was 13 when the Nazis invaded Poland and changed his life forever. He survived two ghettoes, Auschwitz, working in Fürstengrube mine, the death march and the sinking of the prison ship Cap Arcona which the RAF believed was carrying fleeing members of the SS. It’s an extraordinary testimony and I believe the book will come to be recognized as an important contribution to our knowledge of that terrible period’.
Sam Pivnik will write the book with the established author, writer and broadcaster, M. J. Trow and Hodder will publish the book, now provisionally titled Ultimate Survivor in August.