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The Boy Who Followed His Father into Auschwitz

Narrated by: John Sackville
Length: 11 hrs and 49 mins
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Penguin presents the audiobook edition of The Boy Who Followed His Father into Auschwitz by Jeremy Dronfield, read by John Sackville.  

In 1939, Gustav Kleinmann, a Jewish upholsterer in Vienna, was seized by the Nazis. Along with his teenage son, Fritz, he was sent 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 death sentence, Fritz refused to leave his side. Throughout the horrors they witnessed and the suffering they endured, there was one constant that kept them alive: the love between father and son. 

Based on Gustav's secret diary and meticulous archive research, this audiobook tells his and Fritz's story for the first time - a story of courage and survival unparalleled in the history of the Holocaust.

©2019 Jeremy Dronfield (P)2019 Penguin Books Ltd

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a story of love and survival during nazi crimes

a story of love and survival during our darkest days of the nazi crimes. the book is well written. narrator is good and easy to understand.

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  • 09carriage
  • 17-02-2019

Moving

Narration is superb. So much cruelty and inhumanity that could not be omitted from this true story, but also uplifting with its insight into love and loyalty and inspirational in the way father and son demonstrate ingenuity in the face of severe adversity

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  • martin otoole
  • 12-02-2019

Fantastic: Must read/watch

Loved this book. Sackville is the perfect narrater. remarkable story which outlines the framework of the barbaric nature of Nazi Germany

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  • Paula pibworth
  • 11-02-2019

the boy who followed his father into Auschwitz

loved it unbelievable story can't believe anybody survived just don't know how they manage to keep going five star