Published posthumously, this biography is a portrait of a holocaust survivor, radio personality and beloved rabbi. He describes his childhood in Carpathia, life in the Ghetto after the Nazi occupation, and then the horrors but also small acts of courage and kindness he witnessed in Auschwitz.
Hugo Gryn made a huge impression on the general public with his Radio 4's "The Moral Maze": his wisdom, humour and compassion shone through the programme so that his sudden death in 1996 was greeted with great sadness. Few people knew though of his extraordinary life. This book consists of two separate memoirs written 40 years apart, which tell of his idyllic childhood in Berehovo in the Carpathian mountains and the increasing shadows thrown by the Nazis - until Hugo and his family were deported to Auschwitz. He describes the horrors but also the small acts of human courage and kindness.