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The boy who followed his father into Auschwitz

The boy who followed his father into Auschwitz

Dronfield, Jeremy

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

Hardback, Book. English.
Published UK: Michael Joseph, 2019
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Statement of responsibility: Jeremy Dronfield
ISBN: 0241359198, 9780241359198
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Physical Description: xv, 415 pages : illustration (black and white) ; 24 cm
Subject: Kleinmann, Gustav, 1891-1976.; Kleinmann, Fritz, 1923-; Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) Personal narratives.; Buchenwald (Concentration camp); Warfare and Defence