The Boy Who Followed His Father into Auschwitz

My father's and brother's experiences through six years in five different
concentration camps are living testimony to the ... The Boy Who Followed His
Father into Auschwitz is a sensitive, vivid yet moving and well-researched story of
my family.

Author: Jeremy Dronfield

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 024135918X

Category: History

Page: 432

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THE NUMBER ONE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER DAILY MAIL & SUNDAY EXPRESS BOOKS OF THE YEAR The inspiring true story of a father and son's fight to stay together and survive the Holocaust, for anyone captivated by The Cut Out Girl, The Choice and The Tattooist of Auschwitz. ___________ 'Everyone thinks, tomorrow it will be my turn. Daily, hourly, death is before our eyes . . .' Gustav and Fritz Kleinmann are father and son in an ordinary Austrian Jewish family when the Nazis come for them. Sent to Buchenwald concentration camp in 1939 they survive three years of murderous brutality. Then Gustav is ordered to Auschwitz. Fritz, desperate not to lose his beloved father, insists he must go too. And though he is told it means certain death, he won't back down. So it is that father and son together board a train bound for the most hellish place on Earth . . . This is the astonishing true story of horror, love and impossible survival. ___________ 'An extraordinary tale' The Times, Best Books of 2019 'The story is both immersive and extraordinary. Deeply moving and brimming with humanity' Guardian 'An emotionally devastating story of courage - and survival' i Paper 'We should all read this shattering book about the Holocaust. An astonishing story of the unbreakable bond between a father and a son' Daily Mail 'A deeply humane account and a visceral depiction of everyday life in the camps. Could not be more timely and deserves the widest possible readership' Daily Express

The Roots of Nationalism in European History

... 234 See Dronfield, The Boy who Followed His Father into Auschwitz (London:
Michael Joseph imprint of Penguin BooNs; 2019) p.48 235 The Times, 4th May
2019, pp.36Y37 236Obit, 27th May, p.10 INDEX Endnotes 354.

Author: Andrew Sangster

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1527536882

Category: History

Page: 383

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This book challenges the commonly held belief that Nationalism is a recent phenomenon. It surveys European history from the tribal stage to 1989-90, and concludes with a commentary on events between 1990 and the European Elections of May 2019. During this review, it comments on the growth of nations across the European scene and the early signs of the various types of nationalism. Nationalism demands many qualifying adjectives, and this is examined as its variations occur. The study explores humanity’s propensities, especially the sense of alienation towards those who speak another language or have a different ethnicity, customs, or religious belief. In addition, it looks at humanity’s other inclinations to seek territory, wealth, resources, power and influence. These determinants, it is argued, form the basis of Nationalism, whether it is projected by the rulers or emerges from the populace. The book proposes that Nationalism is as “old as the hills”, but became dangerously aggressive in the twentieth century and remains a serious issue.

Italian Film in the Shadow of Auschwitz

After each death, he will claim that he is no longer a child, and can therefore not
afford the luxury of grieving. ... The sighting lasts just a moment, but it prompts
Jonah to climb into his father's old chair and to insert a page into the ... At every
new stage of the deportation process, the family's hope that this will be followed ...

Author: Millicent Joy Marcus

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 080209189X

Category: History

Page: 187

View: 354

Throughout the book, Marcus brings a variety of perspectives to bear on the question of how Italian filmmakers are confronting the Holocaust, and why now given the sparse output of Holocaust films produced in Italy from 1945 to the early 1990s.

The Auschwitz Photographer

'Because the world must know,' he said. For readers of The Librarian of Auschwitz and The Boy Who Followed His Father into Auschwitz, this powerful true story of hope and courage lies at the very centre of Holocaust history.

Author: Luca Crippa

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473577853

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

View: 506

Based on the powerful true story of Auschwitz prisoner Wilhelm Brasse, whose photographs helped to expose the atrocities of the Holocaust. 'Brasse has left us with a powerful legacy in images. Because of them we can see the victims of the Holocaust as human and not statistics.' Fergal Keane _______________ When Germany invaded Wilhelm Brasse's native Poland in 1939, he was asked to swear allegiance to Hitler and join the Wehrmacht. He refused. He was deported to Auschwitz concentration camp as political prisoner number 3444. A trained portrait photographer, he was ordered by the SS to record the inner workings of the camp. He began by taking identification photographs of prisoners as they entered the camp, went on to capture the criminal medical experiments of Josef Mengele, and also recorded executions. Between 1940 and 1945, Brasse took around 50,000 photographs of the horror around him. He took them because he had no choice. Eventually, Brasse's conscience wouldn't allow him to hide behind his camera. First he risked his life by joining the camp's Resistance movement, faking documents for prisoners, trying to smuggle images to the outside world to reveal what was happening. Then, when Soviet troops finally advanced on the camp to liberate it, Brasse refused SS orders to destroy his photographs. 'Because the world must know,' he said. For readers of The Librarian of Auschwitz and The Boy Who Followed His Father into Auschwitz, this powerful true story of hope and courage lies at the very centre of Holocaust history.


“But I'm not a child,” he said. “How can I grow ... But judging by the look on his
father's face, Gerhard was proud of his answer. He'd stood ... In ridding the world
of them, yes, but not in the same way I did at Auschwitz. They are ... Marching
them into the chambers like zombies, ignorant of their fate. ... Roth followed his

Author: Ted Dekker

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 1418509183

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 122

Stephen Friedman is making a good living in good times. He's just an ordinary guy. Or so he thinks. But one day an extraordinary piece of information tells him differently. It's a clue from the grave of a Holocaust survivor. A clue that makes him heir to an incredible fortune . . . a clue that only he and one other man can possibly understand. That man is Roth Braun, a serial killer who has been waiting for Stephen for thirty years. Roth was stopped once before. This time nothing will get in his way. Known worldwide for page-turning, adrenaline-laced thrillers, Dekker raises the stakes in this story of passion, revenge, and an all-consuming obsession for the ultimate treasure.

Hitler s Last Plot

Told in a thrilling, page-turning narrative, this is one of World War II's most fascinating episodes.

Author: Ian Sayer


ISBN: 9780306921568

Category: History

Page: 352

View: 371

Revealed for the first time: how the SS rounded up the Nazis' most prominent prisoners to serve as human shields for Hitler in the last days of World War II In April 1945, as Germany faced defeat, Hitler planned to round up the Third Reich's most valuable prisoners and send them to his "Alpine Fortress," where he and the SS would keep the hostages as they made a last stand against the Allies. The prisoners included European presidents, prime ministers, generals, British secret agents, and German anti-Nazi clerics, celebrities, and officers who had aided the July 1944 bomb plot against Hitler--and the prisoners' families. Orders were given to the SS: if the German military situation deteriorated, the prisoners were to be executed--all 139 of them. So began a tense, deadly drama. As some prisoners plotted escape, others prepared for the inevitable, and their SS guards grew increasingly volatile, drunk, and trigger-happy as defeat loomed. As a dramatic confrontation between the SS and the Wehrmacht threatened the hostages caught in the middle, the US Army launched a frantic rescue bid to save the hostages before the axe fell. Drawing on previously unpublished and overlooked sources, Hitler's Last Plot is the first full account of this astounding and shocking story, from the original round-up order to the prisoners' terrifying ordeal and ultimate rescue. Told in a thrilling, page-turning narrative, this is one of World War II's most fascinating episodes.


On Sunday, February 25, 1945, Odd Nansen followed his usual routine. ...
patients, a tenyearold Jewish boy called Tommy, who had been born in
Czechoslovakia in 1934, after his parents' emigration from Nazi Germany.
Tommy was all alone. Separated from his mother and father in Auschwitz in 1944
, he had only recently arrived in Sachsenhausen. ... Here they were forced onto
an open railcar. At first ...

Author: Nikolaus Wachsmann

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1408705567

Category: History

Page: 880

View: 657

In March of 1933, a disused factory surrounded by barbed wire held 223 prisoners in the town of Dachau. By the end of 1945, the SS concentration camp system had become an overwhelming landscape of terror. Twenty-two large camps and over one thousand satellite camps throughout Germany and Europe were at the heart of the Nazi campaign of repression and intimidation. The importance of the camps in terms of Nazi history and our modern world cannot be questioned. Dr Nikolaus Wachsmann is the first historian to write a complete history of the camps. Combining the political and the personal, Wachsmann examines the organisation of such an immense genocidal machine, whilst drawing a vivid picture of life inside the camps for the individual prisoner. The book gives voice to those typically forgotten in Nazi history: the 'social deviants', criminals and unwanted ethnicities that all faced the terror of the camps. Wachsmann explores the practice of institutionalised murder and inmate collaboration with the SS selectively ignored by many historians. Pulling together a wealth of in-depth research, official documents, contemporary studies and the evidence of survivors themselves, KL is a complete but accessible narrative.

People in Auschwitz

With the impatience of a spoiled child he motioned to some low-ranking ss
officers and privates who had followed him at a ... Then he added calmly, ''It's
okay, you'll get it soon,'' and went into the camp. ... There was Schwarzhuber's
boy, he was six years old, and when he went to the camp to look for his father, he
had a sign ...

Author: Hermann Langbein

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 0807863637

Category: History

Page: 568

View: 552

Hermann Langbein was allowed to know and see extraordinary things forbidden to other Auschwitz inmates. Interned at Auschwitz in 1942 and classified as a non-Jewish political prisoner, he was assigned as clerk to the chief SS physician of the extermination camp complex, which gave him access to documents, conversations, and actions that would have remained unknown to history were it not for his witness and his subsequent research. Also a member of the Auschwitz resistance, Langbein sometimes found himself in a position to influence events, though at his peril. People in Auschwitz is very different from other works on the most infamous of Nazi annihilation centers. Langbein's account is a scrupulously scholarly achievement intertwining his own experiences with quotations from other inmates, SS guards and administrators, civilian industry and military personnel, and official documents. Whether his recounting deals with captors or inmates, Langbein analyzes the events and their context objectively, in an unemotional style, rendering a narrative that is unique in the history of the Holocaust. This monumental book helps us comprehend what has so tenaciously challenged understanding.

The Boy Who Drew Auschwitz A Powerful True Story of Hope and Survival

Accompanied on the organ, children (dressed in their best suits and waving
colourful flags) slowly followed the scrolls as they ... Later, I asked my father
about this, and his hesitant reply brought an unpleasant insight into my young
mind that ...

Author: Thomas Geve

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0008406405

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

View: 398

‘We felt an urge to document what we had witnessed. If we who had experienced it, I reasoned, did not reveal the bitter truth, people simply would not believe the extent of the Nazis’ evil. I wanted to share our life, the events and our struggle to survive.’

The Lives Before Us

PRAISE FOR THE LIVES BEFORE US: 'Juliet Conlin vividdly recreates the lost world of wartime Shanghai's Jewish ghetto – a place of hope and despair in equal measure; a city of temporary refuge, yet continuing daily struggle.

Author: Juliet Conlin

Publisher: Black & White Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1785302582

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 740

"I wasn't sure I liked the sound of it. Even my vivid imagination could hardly fathom a place as tight, or dense, or narrow as Shanghai." It's April 1939 and, with their lives in Berlin and Vienna under threat, Esther and Kitty – two very different women – are forced to make the same brutal choice. Flee Europe, or face the ghetto, incarceration, death. Shanghai, they've heard, Shanghai is a haven – and so they secure passage to the other side of the world. What they find is a city of extremes – wealth, poverty, decadence and disease – and of deep political instability. Kitty has been lured there with promises of luxury, love, marriage – but when her Russian fiancé reveals his hand she's left to scratch a vulnerable living in Shanghai's nightclubs and dark corners. Meanwhile, Esther and her little girl take shelter in a house of widows until the protection of Aaron, Esther's hot-headed former lover, offers new hope of survival. Then the Japanese military enters the fray and violence mounts. As Kitty's dreams of escape are dashed, and Esther's relationship becomes tainted, the two women are thrown together in the city's most desperate times. Together they must fight for a future for the lives that will follow theirs. A sweeping story of survival, community and friendship in defiance of the worst threat to humanity the world has ever faced. From the author of the extraordinary The Uncommon Life of Alfred Warner in Six Days, The Lives Before Us will particularly resonate with readers of Jeremy Dronfield (The Boy Who Followed His Father into Auschwitz), Anthony Doerr (All the Light We Cannot See), Heather Morris (The Tattooist of Auschwitz), and Costa-winner Bart van Es (The Cut Out Girl). PRAISE FOR THE LIVES BEFORE US: 'Juliet Conlin vividdly recreates the lost world of wartime Shanghai's Jewish ghetto – a place of hope and despair in equal measure; a city of temporary refuge, yet continuing daily struggle. I was absorbed.' – PAUL FRENCH, 'Shanghai's champion storyteller' and author of City of Devils 'The Lives Before Us opens up a captivating new world in a war I thought I knew about, a raucous Casablanca transposed to the East, filled with the intrigues of outcasts and determined survivors.' – ALEX CHRISTOFI, author of Glass 'Juliet Conlin brings wartime Shanghai to vividly to life with a wealth of fascinating detail.' – SARA SHERIDAN, author of The Ice Maiden 'Chronicles the courage and endurance of two women in wartime Shanghai, separated, then reunited, in a dangerous and desperate place. Strongly drawn characters quickly demand attention, and empathy, and their compelling story charts a little known aspect of the Second World War, and of a persecution felt far beyond Europe.' – SARAH MAINE, author of The House Between Tides

A Dictionary of Contemporary World History

Author: Jan Palmowski



Category: History, Modern

Page: 767

View: 672

Survival in Auschwitz And The Reawakening

... him off ; the boy must have followed him without anyone noticing , while we
were all climbing hurriedly into the truck . ... of his original sin : true , the
Carabiniere had killed his father and mother , but , all told , he must be a good
boy , since ...

Author: Primo Levi



Category: History

Page: 397

View: 687

The author's survival in Auschwitz and his travels through Eastern Europe and Russia are the subjects of this memoir.


Jackson's story, written scarcely three years after the liberation of Auschwitz, told
Americans something they did not want to ... sat uneasily on most of them; they
tended to gather together quietly for a while before they broke into boisterous
play, and ... Bobby Martin had already stuffed his pockets full of stones, and the
other boys soon followed his example, selecting the ... His father spoke up
sharply, and Bobby came quickly and took his place between his father and his
oldest brother.

Author: Laurie G. Kirszner


ISBN: 9781413019384

Category: Literary Collections


View: 385

The Bells of Bournville Green

She slipped out of the room and David sank into the big brown chair. ... As he
watched his father struggling for breath, David tried to see him in his youth, a
gifted scientist in Berlin who had married ... What followed in his young life then
was Theresienstadt concentration camp, Auschwitz-Birkenau, Bergen-Belsen,
and even one further camp after the liberation. ... 'Go, boy. Live your life. Study
hard and be a great doctor. I will let you know when the end comes.' And she
kissed him fondly ...

Author: Annie Murray

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 0330527002

Category: Fiction

Page: 544

View: 742

Pretty seventeen-year-old Greta has never known a stable family life. With no father, and loathing her mother Ruby's latest boyfriend, Greta finds life hard at home and is happiest at work with her friends at the Cadbury factory in Birmingham where she is popular with the boys. Life takes a turn for the worse when her missing vixen of a sister Marleen turns up during the freezing winter of 1962. Greta soon decides that her only way out is marriage, but all too soon she discovers that life with her old class mate Trevor is not a ticket to freedom and happiness. She finds herself on the streets, pregnant and homeless . . . She is taken in by her mother's old friends, Edie and Anatoli Gruschov. In Anatoli, Greta finds the father she has never had. Kindly Edie loves to mother people and is desperately missing her son David and his family who have settled in Israel. But the love and security of this haven is soon shattered by appalling tragedy, which affects all the chocolate girls and their children and changes life forever . . . Continuing the saga begun in Annie Murray's Chocolate Girls, and set in 1960s Birmingham, The Bells of Bournville Green is a story of families whose lives are entwined, of belonging and loss . . . and of a young woman's search for transforming love.

If this is a Man

Remembering Auschwitz Primo Levi. hand ; he had given him half his food , and
from then on had not managed to shake him off ; the boy must have followed him
without anyone noticing , while we were all climbing hurriedly into the truck . He
was well received ; one mouth more to feed was not ... His name was Pista and
he was fourteen . Father and mother ? Here it was more difficult to understand
each ...

Author: Primo Levi



Category: Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)

Page: 377

View: 458

Sequential Traumatization in Children

A Clinical and Statistical Follow-up Study on the Fate of the Jewish War Orphans
in the Netherlands Hans Keilson. of children who had been in ... Bernd was born
on 11 February 1942 , the only child of an Orthodox Jewish wholesale merchant '
s family . At the age of about 13 months he was deported with his parents via
Westerbork to Auschwitz . His father died in the camp , his mother died of typhoid
fever and debilitation after the liberation of the camp . Bernd was suffering from ...

Author: Hans Keilson

Publisher: Gefen Books


Category: History

Page: 463

View: 551

A clinical and statistical follow-up study on the fate of Jewish war orphans from The Netherlands.

Caps Off

A Report from the Punishment Company (SK) of the KZ Auschwitz Zenon
Rozanski. During the next ... Uninterruptedly, he ran into the waiting room and
carried out heavy suitcases. ... The stooped, grey figure of his father stood
continually before his eyes, and his voice sounded in his ears. Where ... A great
confusion followed. ... The still half-unconscious prisoner burst out, “Those are
the things of my boy.

Author: Zenon Rozanski

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1621898962

Category: Religion

Page: 138

View: 142

Throughout the entire world, Auschwitz has become known as the Concentration Camp (KZ) in which the bureaucratic, alarmingly and perfectly organized mass exterminations of human beings found its abysmal culmination. Less well known is the first period of Auschwitz in which this Concentration Camp (KZ) was different from many others because Polish people had to live and die there. This book makes unambiguously clear that Auschwitz remains, in the memory of many Poles, a martyrology of its people. Caps Off . . . is the first ever English translation of Mutzen ab . . ., a report about the experiences in the Punishment Company (SK) of the KZ Auschwitz by the Polish journalist and prisoner Zenon Rozanski. This report, based on the immediacy of experience, offers an important contribution to current knowledge about concentration and death camps in National Socialist Germany. This narrative report by an individual Polish prisoner is a voice for the countless, anonymous victims of all nationalities who were exterminated in the gas chambers of Auschwitz. It also brings into focus the reality of an undaunted human spirit who endured and withstood the bestiality of the SS men. Rozanski not only casts into narrative this experience of utter darkness but also captures the rays and glimmers of light, hope, and precious moments of human dignity which penetrated this unbelievably hellish environment.

Literature Compact

Jackson's story , written scarcely three years after the liberation of Auschwitz , told
Americans something they did not want to hear — that ... they tended to gather
together quietly for a while before they broke into boisterous play , and their talk
was still of the classroom and ... Bobby Martin had already stuffed his pockets full
of stones , and the other boys soon followed his example , selecting the ... His
father spoke 262 SYMBOL AND ALLEGORY CHAPTER 9 Shirley Jackson, “The

Author: Laurie G. Kirszner

Publisher: Harcourt College Pub

ISBN: 9780155053229

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 1584

View: 706

[The editors's] practice is to place [nontraditional or contemporary] works where they belong, alongside the "classics": to integrate new with old, familiar with unfamiliar, inviting students to discover new works and to see familiar works in new contexts. Thus, [their] goal in this anthology remains what is has been from the start: not just to expand the literary canon, but also to expand the personal canons of both students and instructors ... [The goal is] to encourage students both to appreciate works representing diverse literary subjects, styles, and perspectives and to recognize their own roles in bringing these diverse works into their personal literary canons by reading, reacting to, and writing about them.-Pref.

From the U S Government Printing Office Best Sellers

Edmund was a poor student who decided to follow his father as a beekeeper.
During ... Born in 1914 into a family of privileged and highly assimilated Dutch
Jews, she began her diary in 1941 as a record of the Nazi ... In 1943, she was
sent to Westerbork, a transit camp for the one hundred thousand Dutch Jews who
were eventually deported to Auschwitz for extinction. ... She dated the same boy
throughout high school and college and later married him, took her father to the
prom, and ...




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Scrolls of Testimony

the are we Five days after the operation , Eli and his father were in the block of
prisoners classified as fit for work , one ... On the seventh day , between Purim
and Passover , they stumbled back into the “ seventh ” ; the gangrene on the boy '
s ... He was quickly followed by the kapo . ... When one day you meet survivors of
the Krakow ghetto , ask about the girls who celebrated Sabbath Eve in Auschwitz

Author: Abba Kovner



Category: Fiction

Page: 191

View: 568

"Scrolls of Testimony is powerful, dramatic and compelling - the testimony of the author woven with others' eyewitness accounts, diary entries, poems, and even last wills and testaments. Many of these were carefully recorded and hidden during the war at great personal risk to the writers, who desperately wanted to record the unfathomable events before them. Regarded by many as one of the great masterpieces of Holocaust literature, Scrolls of Testimony is indeed a modern Jewish classic. Kovner worked on the book until his death, and it remains his final tribute to the courage and dignity of the victims and a fulfillment of his promise to bring their testimony to future generations."--BOOK JACKET.