The Boy Who Followed His Father into Auschwitz

The Boy Who Followed His Father into Auschwitz

Where there is family, there is hope . . . Vienna, 1939. Nazi police seize Gustav Kleinmann, a Jewish upholsterer and his son, Fritz, and send the pair 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 de Where there is family, there is hope . . . Vienna, 1939. Nazi police seize Gustav Kleinmann, a Jewish u...

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Title:The Boy Who Followed His Father into Auschwitz
Author:Jeremy Dronfield
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:The Stone Crusher: The True Story of a Father and Son's Fight for Survival in Auschwitz
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Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:432 pages pages

The Boy Who Followed His Father into Auschwitz Reviews

  • michelle
    Jan 10, 2019
    I have read several books about the Holocaust but this one will stay with me for a long while. It has been the most graphic book that I have read about the atrocities that happened in the hands of the Nazi?s and the concentration camps. It?s 1939 Gustav Kleinmann a furniture uphol...
  • Billy Young
    Feb 16, 2019
    A very real insight into the horrors of the Holocaust. ...
  • Evalunasylva
    Mar 19, 2019
    Um livro real, sobre pessoas reais, acontecimentos reais e dramas reais. Um livro muito completo sobre o Holocausto e os seu horrores contados sobre o olhar de quem os vivenciou. Recomendo vivamente a quem aprecia o género. ...
  • Jo
    Feb 19, 2019
    The Boy Who Followed His Father into Auschwitz by Jeremy Dronfield Where there is family, there is hope . . . Vienna, 1939. Nazi police seize Gustav Kleinmann, a Jewish upholsterer and his son, Fritz, and send the pair to Buchenwald in Germany. There began an unimaginable or...
  • Natasha
    Oct 01, 2018
    A very well written book about a dark time in history. Written like a novel but all of it is real,a page turner for sure. ...
  • Mary
    Mar 18, 2019
    What a fantastic book so very sad yet so amazing that Gustav and fritz lived to tell their stories ...
  • Tara
    Nov 18, 2018
    You can't exactly say you enjoy a story about the holocaust or auschwitz so it's difficult to know how to review this. Written as a story by the author it is actually a true story based on the diaries left behind. It is about Gustav and Fritz Kleinmann seized by the Nazis during the wa...
  • Rebecca Hill
    Jul 02, 2018
    This book is one that will make you cry, it will make you think, and it will make you cringe. I loved this book! It was one of those thought inspiring books that really brings the horrors of the holocaust from one families perspective. The resilience and survival was amazing. The ma...
  • Kirstie
    Mar 07, 2019
    An incredible book. I?m glad I listened to this rather than read it. Lots of facts, names, dates and places. A horrific read, it?s hard to believe anyone could survive such atrocities ...
  • Rachel
    Dec 03, 2018
    It?s hard to say that you can love a book that is filled with so much horror, hate and read such awful atrocities that you could never believe a human being would be capable of inflicting in another, but this book was hard to put down. Following the story of Gustav and Fritz throu...
  • Amanda - Mrs B's Book Reviews
    Apr 20, 2019
    *https://mrsbbookreviews.wordpress.com One glance at the title of Jeremy Dronfield?s The Boy Who Followed His Father into Auschwitz will have you shaking your head in sheer disbelief. A place of certain and horrific death, why anyone would willingly choose this path of fate is unfat...
  • Angelique Simonsen
    Apr 24, 2019
    Some of it is pretty harrowing. The ease by which this happened and normal people jumped on the bandwagon is disgusting but you see echos in our own society and it makes you reflect on events happening today and it begs the question how would you choose to act in the face of such hat...
  • Sarah
    Apr 28, 2019
    I have always been interested in books on the Holocaust and as soon as I read the blurb for this one I was desperate to read it. This is another book though that I am going to be in the minority with. Yes it is a harrowing tale but for me it lacked depth and emotion. I didn't feel ...
  • Daniella
    Jan 21, 2019
    Thanks to my enthusiastic GCSE history teacher, World War 2 history is one of my favourite topics, and I can never resist picking up a new book that shines a light on a previously unknown aspect of that time. When an email from Netgalley landed in my inbox, promising a ?moving, heart...
  • Jo-The Hopeless Romantics Book Blog
    Jan 20, 2019
    "I want to be with my papa, no matter what happens. I can't go on living without him." After recently reading "The Tattooist of Auschwitz" I have become interested in the powerful stories of survival during World War Two, so when I saw this book, I instantly wanted to read it. "The ...
  • Karen Whittard
    Dec 01, 2018
    I always wonder how you are meant to show how much you loved the book when it is about such horrific, heartbreaking, real life events. The hollocast was a truely, truely, horrific event and I always wonder how people were brave enough to live thou it and how anyone could want to do thi...
  • Vanessa Loockx
    May 01, 2019
    ?Iedereen zegt dat het een reis naar de dood is,? schreef hij, ?maar Fritzl en ik laten ons hoofd niet hangen. Ik houd mezelf voor dat een mens maar één keer kan sterven.? Ik had over dit boek gelezen op een fb pagina v een uitgeverij. Het moedige verhaal van Gustav en ...
  • Bex
    May 19, 2019
    "One wishes that it were not true, that it had never occurred, so terrible and painful are some of its events. But it all happened, within the memory of the still living." Books such as this one stand as a permanent memory, a memorial of sorts, and the author perfectly captures that...
  • Val Robson
    May 12, 2019
    The Boy Who Followed His Father into Auschwitz is the true story of Gustav and Fritz Kleinmann, a Jewish father and son, from Vienna who were sent to concentration camps in 1939 soon after the Nazis took over Austria. We also hear of the fate of the other family members. Tini, Gustav?...
  • Donna Hines
    Sep 07, 2018
    Jewish upholster Gustav and his son Fritz are taken by the Nazi's in 1939 in Vienna to a new concentration camp in Germany. The six year odyssey would not be complete without the bond between the two which ultimately kept them alive in such harsh surroundings. They were inseparable n...
  • peggy
    Dec 16, 2018
    I am finding it very hard to describe what i have just read so please bare with me. I have been on an incredible journey. I have travelled from Buchenwald to Auschwitz and beyond. This is story of fiction but is written by a survivor of this period of our history. It is based on the ...
  • Roman Clodia
    Dec 05, 2018
    'The boy is my greatest joy,' Gustave wrote in his secret diary in Buchenwald. 'We strengthen each other. We are one.' So, in 2018, do we really need another book about the Holocaust? In the case of this one I think we do. In the face of many memoirs, fictions, academic and journali...
  • Olivia McMullan
    May 01, 2019
    This book gave me all the emotions. Like omg. This book inspired me, and it makes me even more thankful and grateful for the life I am currently living and that I shouldn't take it for granted. I would have given this book a 5 stars but while reading it there was some bits where I ...
  • CARLOS NEVES
    Feb 24, 2019
    Uma bela história de vida num cenário de tragédia. Muito bom. ...
  • Helen Webb
    Apr 27, 2019
    The horrors of war It is difficult to understand how the atrocities, as written about in this book, can occur. How anyone could have the mindset to think treating fellow human beings in such an atrocious way is right. How anyone could survive it is even more unbelievable. This Je...
  • miss claire mcnish
    Mar 20, 2019
    Heart wrenching insight to life as a victim of the holocaust. A really interesting but sad read. ...
  • Luzie
    Apr 21, 2019
    Me ha gustado mucho, es un libro con el que empatizas mucho con los personajes ya que a parte de que son reales, tienen una historia muy conmovedora que a mi por lo menos me ha hecho llorar mucho. Además es un libro que tiene muchísimos datos sobre el holocausto y sobre muchos campos...
  • Vikki Herrett
    Mar 04, 2019
    gripping tale , loved this heart braking story . one worth reading ...
  • Kirsti Ferguson (MrsFegFiction)
    Mar 30, 2019
    This book was different to anything i have ever read. - It follows the lives of the Kleinmann family through what is one of the worst times in our history. I was particularly drawn to the book because i have some Jewish family background and i wanted to try to understand more about t...
  • Jacob Huisman
    May 21, 2019
    Een bizar boek wat dwingt om te blijven lezen, wat ik dan ook gedaan heb, tot diep in de nacht..je wordt als het ware meegezogen in dit afschuwelijke verhaal, met de wonderlijke afloop dat zowel vader en zoon (ternauwernood) overleefd hebben en met elkaar verenigd worden, en zelfs nog ...