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The boy who followed his father into Auschwitz

Author: Jeremy Dronfield
Publisher: UK : Michael Joseph, an imprint of Penguin Books, 2019.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Personal narratives
Additional Physical Format: Ebook version :
Named Person: Gustav Kleinmann; Fritz Kleinmann; Fritz Kleinmann; Gustav Kleinmann
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jeremy Dronfield
ISBN: 0241374944 9780241374948 9780241359198 0241359198
OCLC Number: 1044856506
Description: xv, 415 pages : illustration ; 24 cm
Contents: Part I: Vienna --
"When Jewish blood drips from the knife ..." --
Traitors to the people --
Part II: Buchenwald --
Blood and stone: Konzentrationslager Buchenwald --
The stone crusher --
The road to life --
A favorable decision --
The new world --
Unworthy of life --
A thousand kisses --
A trip to death --
Part III: Auschwitz --
A town called Oświęcim --
Auschwitz-Monowitz --
The end of Gustav Kleinmann, Jew --
Resistance and collaboration: the death of Fritz Kleinmann --
The kindness of strangers --
Far from home --
Resistance and betrayal --
Part IV: Survival --
Death train --
Mauthausen --
The end of days --
The long way home --
Epilogue: Jewish blood.
Responsibility: Jeremy Dronfield.

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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.

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Based upon meticulous research, this book tells of the Kleinmann familly and the love and courage of a son for his father * Clare Champion * Through the horrors, there was one constant that kept them Read more...

 
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