Arizona Author's book on Auschwitz Survivor now in English, Polish and Czech

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PHOENIX - Dec. 3, 2019 - PRLog -- The award-winning nonfiction  HENRY: A Polish Swimmer's True Story of Friendship from Auschwitz to America by Katrina Shawver is now available in three languages: English, Polish, and Czech. This worldwide attention reflects a broad and active interest in this story. Both the English and Polish editions can be ordered from any country worldwide via the online seller Book Depository at Book Depository accepts any currency and offers free shipping worldwide.

The Czech edition can be ordered from any Czech bookseller, under the author name of Katrina Shawverová.

The US edition is available in hardcover, softcover, and eBook formats. It is available at most online booksellers worldwide, including Amazon, Barnes & Noble, IndieBound, Books-A-Million, Walmart, Strand Bookstore, and more.

This incredible true story is both a witness to the Holocaust through Polish eyes and the story of how Henry Zguda, a Polish (Catholic) competitive swimmer, survives Auschwitz and Buchenwald concentration camps by his wits, humor, luck, and friends. At times humorous, always gut-honest, this account fills a huge gap in historical accounts of Poles during World War II. Henry's story is backed by authentic documents and photos reprinted throughout the book, combined with meticulous research, that includes a trip to Poland and Germany in 2013. Henry Zguda was from Kraków, Poland.

Katrina Shawver is an experienced writer, speaker, and long-time history geek. She wrote for the Arizona Republic for eleven years. In 2002, she met Henry Zguda and soon offered to write his incredible story. The Polish American Congress - Arizona division awarded Katrina their 2018 Polish Heritage Award for "her contribution to the documentation of the suffering inflicted on Polish people during the Holocaust." Katrina is a Road Scholar for Arizona Humanities, the Arizona affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities for 2019-2021, and she served as Writer in Residence for the Glendale Public Library in Spring 2019.

Katrina lives in Phoenix Arizona, as did Henry Zguda (1917-2003.)

For additional information, contact Katrina Shawver at or at 602-492-1232. More about the book, including media kit, praise and book trailers is available at

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