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The Boy Who Followed His Father Into Auschwitz
The Boy Who Followed His Father Into Auschwitz | JEREMY. DRONFIELD
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Pre-order the inspiring true story of a father and son's fight to stay together and survive the Holocaust, for anyone captivated by The Choice and The Tattooist of Auschwitz. 'An emotionally devastating story of courage - and survival' i Paper 'Extraordinary' Observer _______ Where there is family, there is hope . . . Vienna, 1930s. The Kleinmann family live a simple, ordinary life. Gustav works as a furniture upholsterer while Tini keeps their modest apartment. Their greatest joy is their children: Fritz, Edith, Herta and Kurt. But after the Nazis annex Austria, the Kleinmanns' world rapidly shifts before their eyes. Neighbours turn on them, the business is seized, as the threat to the family becomes ever greater. Gustav and Fritz are among the first to be taken. Nazi police send the pair to Buchenwald in Germany, the beginning of an unimaginable ordeal. Over the months of suffering that follow, there is one constant that keeps them alive: the love between father and son. Then, they discover that Gustav will be transferred to Auschwitz, a certain death sentence, and Fritz is faced with a choice: let his father to die alone, or join him... Based on Gustav's secret diary and meticulous archival research, this book tells the Kleinemanns' story for the first time - a story of love and courage in the face of unparalleled horrors. The Boy Who Followed His Father Into Auschwitz is a reminder of the worst and the best of humanity, of the strength of family ties and the human spirit.
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Yoricke_SouthAfrica
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What a phenomenal book this was! I have read quite a few books on the topic of the Holocaust, but this is by far the absolute best book of it's kind I have ever read. What makes this book even more distinguishable is the fact that it is a True Story, every fact, every event, every chapter all really happened. It's a history book, written in a novel form, and an absolute must read. I feel honour to have read this amazing story.

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Yoricke_SouthAfrica
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I'm about halfway through this book, and so far, this must be one of the best Holocaust books I have ever read. It tells the true story of a father and son that survived the Holocaust. The entire book is extremely well researched and every word is based on actual events. An absolute must-read for any Holocaust book fan.

Nute I want to know this story. Stacking! (edited) 1mo
Yoricke_SouthAfrica @Nute It is definitely worth reading. Was, by far, the best book I've read in this genre. Let me know what you think once you've read it. 1mo
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