The Boy Who Followed His Father into Auschwitz

The Boy Who Followed His Father into Auschwitz

Biography & True Stories, Literary Biographies, Non-Fiction
Paperback Published on: 22/08/2019
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Synopsis

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.

Where there is family, there is hope...

Vienna, 1939.

Nazi police seize Gustav Kleinmann, a Jewish upholsterer and his son, Fritz, and send the pair 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, his son 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 their incredible story for the first time - a story of courage and survival unparalleled in the history of the Holocaust.

The Boy Who Followed His Father into Auschwitz is a reminder of both the best and the worst of humanity, the strength of family ties, and the power of the human spirit.

  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780241359174
  • Number of pages: 432
  • Weight: 80g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 26 mm

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The Boy Who Followed His Father into Auschwitz
Tragic yet uplifting
What can I say about the Boy who followed his father into Auschwitz, It was one of the most tragic memoirs I have read in a long time yet Jeremy Dronfield ... READ MORE
Michelle  Heal
The Boy Who Followed His Father into Auschwitz
Chilling yet heart warming
This book shows the hardships of life but also the lengths of what families do to stick together. I'm horrific accounts of nazi Germany, it's so enlighten... READ MORE
Sophie
The Boy Who Followed His Father into Auschwitz
Excellent read.
I didn't want to put this book down.
F. BENJAMIN
The Boy Who Followed His Father into Auschwitz
Fantastic
I couldn’t put the book down, fantastic read.
Janine Taylor
The Boy Who Followed His Father into Auschwitz
Historically factual and detailed
It's so hard to review this one, as with all Holocaust accounts it is so important for the story to be told and read and for this unthinkable blot on human... READ MORE
Helen