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...
  • Tony Nielsen
    Jan 10, 2019
    This is the second Auschwitz related book that I have read recently. The other one being "The Tattooist of Auschwitz". Both tell a seriously disturbing story of the horrors of the hundreds of thousands of Jews and other Nazi "undesirables" who were despatched from their homes across Eu...
  • 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...
  • Jenee Rager
    Jul 31, 2018
    Many times it's harder for me to accurately describe what I love about a book versus what I don't like about it. "The Stone Crusher" is handdown one of the best books I've read in a long time, and tells one of the most important stories I've ever read. Gustav and Fritz Kleinmann ar...
  • Alannah Clarke
    Dec 09, 2018
    I thought this was a heartbreaking account of those who suffered at the hands of the Nazi Party within the concentration camps. While I have read a fair few accounts about the atrocities of the camps, this one appears to be unique to me. Despite knowing that the author and his father s...
  • 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...
  • Kirstie Ellen
    Mar 02, 2019
    Biggest thanks to Penguin for providing me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review! Initial Thoughts upon Finishing I could not have been more excited to have this book at my fingertips to read; I was not even remotely disappointed. This is an incredible tale of ...
  • 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...
  • Nicholas Masters
    Dec 14, 2018
    What an incredible journey. The injustice is simply heart-breaking, but this one enlightening story of love and perseverance helps us see the human factor in what so often becomes numerical statistics. It is really incredible what fellow humans had to endure. How the perpetrators an...
  • Lozzi Counsell
    Jan 30, 2019
    In this day and age, we all know what happened in the Holocaust and the horrors that took place, but it doesn't hit you as hard as when you know their names and their personal stories. This was one of those books that really got me because pretty soon into the story I felt a deep conne...
  • 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...
  • Dannielle Potts
    Jan 03, 2019
    Thank You Netgalley & Publishers For Granting My Request To Review This Book. After Reading This, The First Question I Asked Myself Was ?How Do I Give A Book Like This; Non-Fictional and About Such Harrowing Events, A Star Rating?? I Thought ?Do I Rate It 0 Or 1 Star B...
  • 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 ...
  • Dee Groocock
    Dec 24, 2018
    This has to be one of the most difficult and harrowing books that I have ever read. I had to keep putting the book aside and reading something else before going back to it. As harrowing as it was, it was also a very interesting read. This story will definitely stay with me for a long t...
  • Andrew Tweedie
    Feb 18, 2019
    Compelling. Shocking. Sad. Indomitable love and spirit. Gustav (Father) and Fritz (son) survive unspeakable horrors. Two courageous men who refused to bow to the Nazis. Germans proved to be terrible terrible people. How could they commit such horrendous crimes whilst so many other of t...
  • Chrissie
    Nov 29, 2018
    This book is both heartbreaking and inspiring ,the cruelty and sadism of the Nazis and the love between Father and Son with their indomitable spirits and refusal to give up despite horrific punishments .This true story is about Gustav and Fritz Kleinman ,Jews who were seized by the Naz...
  • 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...
  • CARLOS NEVES
    Feb 24, 2019
    Uma bela história de vida num cenário de tragédia. Muito bom. ...
  • Laura Stevenson
    Feb 03, 2019
    As someone who has a great love of history and learning about the world I can truly say that this book really is outstanding. It was difficult to read at times and made me feel ashamed of our countries reactions to these atrocities during the war but oh my word what a read! Based o...
  • Vikki Herrett
    Mar 04, 2019
    gripping tale , loved this heart braking story . one worth reading ...
  • Emmy
    Feb 05, 2019
    The boy who followed his father to Auschwitz will stay with me forever. It is utterly incomprehensible to fully understand the horrendous experiences the Jewish refugees suffered at the hands of other human beings. The authors account is so remarkable that when I put the book down betw...