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The Boy Who Followed His Father into Auschwitz By Jeremy Dronfield

The Boy Who Followed His Father into Auschwitz
by Jeremy Dronfield

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The Boy Who Followed His Father into Auschwitz: The Number One Sunday Times Bestseller by Jeremy Dronfield

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 and The Tattooist of Auschwitz.

'An extraordinary tale' The Times
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'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.
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'Extraordinary' Observer

'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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The Boy Who Followed His Father into Auschwitz Reviews


An emotionally devastating story of courage - and survival * i *
An extraordinary tale * The Times (Best Books of 2019) *
The almost unbelievable true story of Fritz Kleinman, who volunteered to follow his father, Gustav, into Auschwitz. It's a terrible and dramatic account of the humiliations and evils suffered by Jews in concentration camps and a moving testimony to the bond between fathers and sons * The Times *
The inspiring true story of Gustav and Fritz Kleinmann, an Austrian father and son who managed to survive internments in concentration camps from Buchenwald to Auschwitz. Dronfield draws extensively on Gustav's diary, allowing us inside the incredible bond between father and son that kept them together through harrowing experiences, and, like all the best narrative nonfiction, the story is both immersive and extraordinary. Deeply moving and brimming with humanity. * Guardian *
A deeply humane account. This book could not be more timely and deserves the widest possible readership * Daily Express *
An absolutely extraordinary story. It is the greatest father and son story I've ever come across in my life * Dan Snow *
Extraordinary * Observer *
We should all read this shattering book about the Holocaust. An astonishing story of the unbreakable bond between a father and a son. Brilliantly researched and written with searing clarity * Daily Mail *
An extraordinary tale of endurance and filial love. It is a miraculous story with many twists and Dronfield tells it well in an energetic and lively style * The Times *
A unique story of defiance and hope amid the genocide * Daily Mail *
Extraordinary . . . an affecting father-and-son tale * The Times *
A defiant record of a horrific experience * Blouin Artinfo *
A devastating yet extraordinary account * Eastern Daily Press *
Through the horrors, there was one constant that kept them alive; the love between father and son. Gustav's secret diary and meticulous archive research, tell this story for the first time * Sunday Express *
Based upon meticulous research, this book tells of the Kleinmann familly and the love and courage of a son for his father * Clare Champion *
This book tells their extraordinary tale of surviving five and a half years in Nazi prison camps * The Times, 100 Best Books for Summer *

About Jeremy Dronfield


Jeremy Dronfield is a biographer, historian, novelist and former archaeologist. His recent non-fiction titles include Beyond the Call and Dr James Barry: A Woman Ahead of Her Time.

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The Boy Who Followed His Father into Auschwitz: The Number One Sunday Times Bestseller by Jeremy Dronfield
Jeremy Dronfield
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Penguin Books Ltd
2019-08-22
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0241359171
9780241359174
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