The Boy Who Followed His Father Into Auschwitz

Author: Jeremy Dronfield

Publisher: Harper Paperbacks

ISBN: 9780063019294

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 448

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The #1 Sunday Times bestseller--a remarkable story of the heroic and unbreakable bond between a father and son that is as inspirational as The Tattooist of Auschwitz and as mesmerizing as The Choice. Where there is family, there is hope In 1939, Gustav Kleinmann, a Jewish upholster from Vienna, and his sixteen-year-old son Fritz are arrested by the Gestapo and sent to Germany. Imprisoned in the Buchenwald concentration camp, they miraculously survive the Nazis' murderous brutality. Then Gustav learns he is being sent to Auschwitz--and certain death. For Fritz, letting his father go is unthinkable. Desperate to remain together, Fritz makes an incredible choice: he insists he must go too. To the Nazis, one death camp is the same as another, and so the boy is allowed to follow. Throughout the six years of horror they witness and immeasurable suffering they endure as victims of the camps, one constant keeps them alive: their love and hope for the future. Based on the secret diary that Gustav kept as well as meticulous archival research and interviews with members of the Kleinmann family, including Fritz's younger brother Kurt, sent to the United States at age eleven to escape the war, The Boy Who Followed His Father into Auschwitz is Gustav and Fritz's story--an extraordinary account of courage, loyalty, survival, and love that is unforgettable.

The Boy Who Followed His Father Into Auschwitz

Author: Jeremy Dronfield

Publisher: Michael Joseph

ISBN: 9780241359174

Category: Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)

Page: 432

View: 4089


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 ___________ '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. ___________ '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

The Boy Who Followed His Father into Auschwitz

Author: Jeremy Dronfield

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 024135918X

Category: History

Page: 289

View: 6467


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, The Choice and The Tattooist of Auschwitz ________ Even in darkness, love brings hope. 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 love and impossible survival. ________ 'A powerful and often uncomfortable true story that deserves to be read and remembered. It beautifully captures the strength of the bond between a father and son' Heather Morris, author of New York Times no. 1 bestseller The Tattooist of Auschwitz 'An extraordinary tale' The Times, Best Books of 2019 '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

Summary of Jeremy Dronfield's The Boy Who Followed His Father into Auschwitz

Author: Everest Media,

Publisher: Everest Media LLC

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 44

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Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. Sample Book Insights: #1 For the first time in the history of Austria, the leadership of the state required an open commitment to the homeland. The country was divided on whether to remain independent from German tyranny or not. #2 The Karmelitermarkt was the main market in Vienna, and it was here that Tini Kleinmann bought her supplies for the week. The marketplace was full of stalls owned by Jewish traders. The pro-independence slogans were everywhere, painted on the pavements in big, bold letters. #3 The Austrian government’s campaign for the plebiscite was suspended due to the developing crisis. There were rumours that the Viennese police would side with local Nazis if it came to a confrontation. #4 The family was happy and peaceful in their home, until a written ultimatum came from Germany demanding that the plebiscite be canceled and that Chancellor Schuschnigg resign. The Austrian government had until 7:30 p. m. to comply.

The Boy Who Followed His Father Into Auschwitz

Author: Jeremy Dronfield

Publisher: Quill Tree Books

ISBN: 9780063236172

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 0

View: 3033


This powerful, moving middle grade adaptation of the adult international bestselling narrative nonfiction book The Boy Who Followed His Father into Auschwitz shines a light on the true story of two brothers who experienced the atrocities of the Holocaust in very different ways. Fritz Kleinmann was fourteen when the Nazis took over Vienna. Kurt, his little brother, was eight. Under Hitler's brutal regime, their Austrian-Jewish family of six was cruelly torn apart. Taken to Buchenwald concentration camp, Fritz and his Papa, Gustav, underwent hard labor and starvation. Meanwhile, Kurt made the difficult voyage, all alone, to America, to escape the war. When Papa was ordered to the infamous Auschwitz concentration camp, Fritz--desperate not to lose his beloved father--insisted he must go too. Together, they endured countless atrocities to survive. Jeremy Dronfield authentically and accurately captures this family tale of bravery, love, hope, and survival with the help of extensive research and primary sources like Gustav's diary and interviews with family members. Maps, black-and-white photos, a timeline of events, a glossary, and more are included.

Fritz and Kurt

Author: Jeremy Dronfield

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0241565758

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 210

View: 8384


When everything is taken away from you, love and courage are all you have left. In 1938, the Nazis come to Vienna. They hate anyone who is different, especially Jewish people. Fritz and Kurt's family are Jewish, and that puts them in terrible danger. Fritz, along with his father, is taken to a Nazi prison camp, a terrible place, full of fear. When his father is sent to a certain death, Fritz can't face losing his beloved Papa. He chooses to go with him and fight for survival. Meanwhile, Kurt must go on a frightening journey, all alone, to seek safety on the far side of the world. In this extraordinary true story, Fritz and Kurt must face unimaginable hardships, and the two brothers wonder if they will ever return home . . . A retelling of the Sunday Times bestselling The Boy Who Followed his Father into Auschwitz, a Daily Mail and Sunday Express book of the year: 'Shattering, astonishing' Daily Mail 'Extraordinary' Observer

Mala's Cat

Author: Mala Kacenberg

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 1405949198

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 243

View: 9427


The remarkable true story of friendship, resilience and survival against the odds 'A remarkable tale of survival' Jeremy Dronfield, bestselling author of The Boy Who Followed His Father into Auschwitz 'It's an account of astounding courage and resourcefulness . . . The real miracle here is the vitality of Kacenberg's faith and determination' Mail on Sunday __________ In a small Polish village, Mala Kacenberg grew up in the comfort of her family. Until the Nazis arrived. Her village was torn apart. Her family were murdered. And Mala had no one left. Except she wasn't alone. Her beloved cat, Malach, remained by her side. They were forced to hide in the forest. Food was impossible to find. And with German soldiers hunting them at every turn, they were never safe. Alone, they would have died. But could they somehow survive together? __________ This is the astonishing true story of one girl's journey through the Holocaust, and the guardian angel who gave her the strength to live. 'A vital document of a history that must never be allowed to vanish' Julie Orringer for the New York Times 'To read Mala's Cat is to enter a dreamscape of horrors seen through innocent eyes' Jewish Chronicle

Injured Men

Author: Ira Brenner

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 076570692X

Category: Psychology

Page: 258

View: 4008


Injured Men is a unique casebook of clinical material pertaining to men who have sustained trauma. With the exception of those publications dealing with the military, clinical vignettes of traumatized individuals are overwhelmingly female. By comparison, little has been written about the plight of men. Injured Men begins to fill that void. Richly illustrated with both brief and extensively detailed analytic case reports, Injured Men describes the manifestations of such phenomena as physical and sexual abuse, unresolved grief, genocidal persecution, intergenerational transmission of trauma, and of course, combat. With his perspective on dissociation and dissociative disorders, Brenner also presents a traumatic pathway to the development of a masculine self in those with female bodies. In dealing with the long term effects of trauma, he advocates a pluralistic approach, which he demonstrates in the final chapter of this fascinating volume.

Beyond the Call

Author: Lee Trimble,Jeremy Dronfield

Publisher: Lume Books

ISBN: 9781839012945

Category:

Page: 316

View: 2899


In 1945, Captain Robert Trimble embarked on a secret mission into enemy territory to rescue thousands of Allied Prisoners of War. Beyond the Call is an inspiring true story of bravery and heroism on the Eastern Front.

Queer Saint

Author: Adrian Clark,Jeremy Dronfield

Publisher: Lume Books

ISBN: 9781839012921

Category:

Page: 420

View: 2390


From the mystery of his obscure family origins to the enigma surrounding his premature death, Queer Saint follows Peter Watson through an odyssey of the twentieth century, from high society to the sweaty underworld. When Peter Watson was murdered in his bath by a jealous boyfriend in 1956, the art world lost one of its wealthiest, most influential patrons. This compellingly attractive man, adored by Cecil Beaton - a man who was called a legend by contemporaries, who was the subject of two scandalous novels, and who helped launch the careers of Francis Bacon, John Craxton and Lucian Freud - fell victim to a fortune-hungry lover. Elegant and hungrily sexual, Peter Watson had a taste for edgy, disreputable boyfriends. He was the unrequited love of Cecil Beaton's life, his 'queer saint', but Peter preferred the risk of edgier, less sophisticated lovers, including the beautiful, volatile, drug-addicted prostitute Denham Fouts. Peter's thirst for adventure took him through the cabaret culture of 1930s Berlin, the demi-monde and aristocratic salons of pre-war Paris, English high society, and the glitz of Hollywood's golden age. More than just a gay playboy, Peter Watson was a renowned connoisseur, and fuelled the engine of mid-twentieth-century art with his enormous wealth. Anyone interested in contemporary art or cultural history is bound to enjoy this book. Adrian Clark is a Cambridge-educated lawyer, writer and commentator on art and art history, who has written several books and reviews. Jeremy Dronfield was born in Wales. After completing a doctorate in archaeology at Cambridge, he began writing fiction. His first novel, The Locust Farm, was shortlisted for the John Creasey Memorial award for debut crime fiction. He also has a parallel career as a ghostwriter and historical biographer. He is the author of the critically acclaimed Sunday Times bestseller The Boy Who Followed His Father Into Auschwitz.