The boy who followed his father into Auschwitz

ISBN:9780241359174

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The inspiring, true story of a father and son's fight to stay together and to survive the Holocaust. In 1939, Gustav Kleinmann, a Jewish upholsterer in Vienna, was seized by the Nazis. Along with his teenage son Fritz, he was sent to Buchenwald in Germany. There began an unimaginable ordeal that saw the pair beaten, starved and forced to build the very concentration camp they were held in. When Gustav was set to be transferred to Auschwitz, a certain death sentence, Fritz refused to leave his side. Throughout the horrors they witnessed and the suffering they endured, there was one constant that kept them alive: the love between father and son. Based on Gustav's secret diary and meticulous archive research, this book tells his and Fritz's story for the first time - a story of courage and survival unparalleled in the history of the Holocaust.

Format
Paperback
Categories
August Book NewsHistory and Politics
Published
22/08/2019
ISBN
9780241359174
Publisher
PENGUIN BOOKS
Weight
502kg

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An emotionally devastating story of courage - and survival i An extraordinary tale The Times (Best Books of 2019) A deeply humane account. This book could not be more timely and deserves the widest possible readership Daily Express Extraordinary Observer We should all read this shattering book about the Holocaust. An astonishing story of the unbreakable bond between a father and a son. Brilliantly researched and written with searing clarity Daily Mail An extraordinary tale of endurance and filial love. It is a miraculous story with many twists and Dronfield tells it well in an energetic and lively style The Times A defiant record of a horrific experience Blouin Artinfo A devastating yet extraordinary account Eastern Daily Press Through the horrors, there was one constant that kept them alive; the love between father and son. Gustav's secret diary and meticulous archive research, tell this story for the first time Sunday Express

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