My family's story of survival, loss of life and rescue encompasses all those
connected to that period who experienced ... The Boy Who Followed His Father
into Auschwitz is a sensitive, vivid yet moving and well-researched story of my
Author: Jeremy Dronfield
Publisher: Penguin UK
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
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Author: Andrew Sangster
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
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.
Based on the powerful true story of Auschwitz prisoner Wilhelm Brasse, whose photographs helped to expose the atrocities of the Holocaust.
Author: Luca Crippa
Publisher: Random House
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Based on the powerful true story of Auschwitz prisoner Wilhelm Brasse, whose photographs helped to expose the atrocities of the Holocaust. 'Horror in sharp focus... important, because the world must know.' John Lewis-Stempel, Daily Express __________ 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. __________ 'A remarkable tale of survival against the odds... an enthralling book.' The Sydney Morning Herald '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
Told in a thrilling, page-turning narrative, this is one of World War II's most fascinating episodes.
Author: Ian Sayer
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.
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
"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
Edmund was a poor student who decided to follow his father as a beekeeper. ...
was sent to Westerbork, a transit camp for the one hundred thousand Dutch Jews
who were eventually deported to Auschwitz ... She dated the same boy
throughout high school and college and later married him, took her father to the
prom, and ...
Category: Government publications
I followed his example and leaned back to smoke , too . “ Eugen told me about
your father , ” he said . “ He must have been a ... He explained camp life to me ,
saying that Auschwitz was basically an extermination camp . Inmates were
Author: Louis Posner
Category: Biography & Autobiography
"Through a Boy's Eyes: The Turbulent Years 1926-1945 chronicles a young man's experience in surviving Europe's darkest era. His "invitation" led to a work camp imprisonment, a daring escape from a transport train, six months as a fugitive, his recapture, and his eventual internment at Auschwitz until his liberation by the Soviets."--BOOK JACKET.
Then followed ' Operation Children ' . ... The children from the Children's Home
marched in twos , clasping hands , to the van . ... A ' Piepel ' was a boy whom the
block chief of Auschwitz selected from a transport for his sexual orgies . ... The
main character of the novel ' Piepel ' is an eleven year old boy , called Moni , who
on arrival in Auschwitz with his father , was chosen by the Camp Commandant as
Category: Jewish literature
864 a - b Haiman , Petr , Ing . , aged three in 1941 with parents to Terezín /
Theresienstadt where he survived until the end of the ... Edita , in SEP 1942 with
her family to Terezín / Theresienstadt , in the fall of 1944 to Auschwitz - Birkenau
and Freiberg ... Berta pregnant , gave birth in 1943 at her mother ' s place in
Carpathian Russia where she subsequently left the child in ... early 1945 to
Terezín / Theresienstadt , seven - year old Hana later followed father to Terezín /
Marcel Sternberger, a native of Hungary, always took the 9:09 train to Woodside,
New York where he caught a subway into the city. On January 10, 1948, ...
Leaving his friend's house that afternoon, he caught a subway to his Manhattan
office. Wa< what followed chance, or miracle? ... When he went to the apartment
once occupied by his father, mother, brothers and sisters, he found strangers
living there. ... As he was leaving, full of sadness, a boy ran after him, calling, "
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 ...
He was an intelligent , cheerful boy ; as soon as the train started , he introduced
himself with great dignity . ... him of his original sin : true , the Carabiniere had
killed his father and mother , but , all told , he must be a good boy , since Pista
followed him .
Author: Primo Levi
The author's survival in Auschwitz and his travels through Eastern Europe and Russia are the subjects of this memoir.
His father had been killed in the Warsaw rising , and he had been taken with his
mother to Auschwitz , where she had been murdered by the Nazis . ... Godfrey ,
the boy sitting on the other side of me , had been at Belsen with Alexander , but
he was a year younger . ... He handed me a piece of paper on which was written
an exceedingly long Polish name , followed by the words : “ c / o G.P.O. London .
Author: Reginald Moore
Category: English literature
the are we Five days after the operation , Eli and his father were in the block of
prisoners classified as fit for work , one with ... With the tips of his fingers he
stroked the blonde hair on the boy ' s head , which was beginning to grow again ,
and ... 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
Author: Abba Kovner
"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.
right before my eighth birthday, my father and mother took us away, separately.
Simon and I went with ... A rambunctious boy, about eight, with unruly black curls
and huge brown eyes, came tearing toward us with stick in hand. He came to an
Author: Janet Dawson
P.I. Jeri Howard is hired to bring a wayward teenager home from Paris. When she arrives, she finds that 18-year-old Darcy is there to meet the French family who sheltered her grandmother, as a girl, from the Nazis. But back home in California, Darcy stumbles on evidence that Nazism is alive and well in the terrifying present. And Jeri has the deadly work of trying to extricate from the frightening consequences of her discovery.
... liberation of Auschwitz , told Americans something they did not want to hear —
that the face of human evil could look just like their next - door neighbor . Horror
master Stephen King dedicates his book Firestarter “ to Shirley Jackson , who
never had to raise her voice . ... 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
Category: Literary Criticism
[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.
The owner agreed but didn't want to have any direct connection with the Jewish
occupants of the house . ... rescue Jews , he nevertheless urged them to do so ,
adding that he would be very proud of those who followed his ... Joseph Celis * ,
and the boys , 13 - year - old Wolfgang and nine - year - old Sigmund , to his
brother , Father Louis ... She was arrested and deported to Auschwitz , but
Category: Righteous Gentiles in the Holocaust
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 ... Father and mother ?
Author: Primo Levi
Category: Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
Unable to roam freely, I became more friendly with my school mates, inviting the
more interesting ones home to play with my Meccano miniature railway set. ...
Accompanied on the organ, children (dressed in their best suits and waving
colourful flags) slowly followed the scrolls ... Later, I asked my father about this,
and his hesitant reply brought an unpleasant insight into my young mind that
spoiled my fun ...
Author: Thomas Geve
Category: Biography & Autobiography
‘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.’
From there the family was split up , and Wiesel and his father were sent to a labor
camp in Buchenwald , Germany , where the ... Auschwitz , ” wrote Wiesel , “
represents the negation and failure of human progress : it negates the human
design and casts doubts on its validity . ... The brief excerpt that follows reveals
the anguish Wiesel and other Jews experienced in confronting what appeared to
be “ God ' s ... To hang a young boy in front of thousands of spectators was no
light matter .
Author: Gloria K. Fiero
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages
Beginning with the startling twentieth century developments in physics and the Freudian revolution, this book of The Humanistic Tradition addresses 100 years of precipitous change. The exciting conclusion to the six-book series, Modernism, Globalism, and the Information Age can also be used as a literary or cultural supplement to courses on the art or the history of the period from 1900 to 2000.
world and of his future , the boy ignored the increasing danger in the streets , and
walked and walked . Once ( only once ! ) he beat up a Nazi hoodlum his own age
. ATER he walked around Auschwitz with that same hungry curiosity ; he wanted
to know and to live . ... He was 13 years old when his father fled Berlin . ... John
Salter precipitated the slaughter that followed by calling the chief a liar . He had ...