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  • An emotionally devastating story of courage - and survival

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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

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