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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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  • shaun hutton
  • 07-03-2019

Unforgettable

I fly out to Poland in 10 days to visit auschwitz, this book was a fitting way to put the suffering off the people there in the forefront of my mind ready for the visit. Nobody should ever forget what the nazis did during ww2.

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  • kes chapman
  • 09-03-2019

The boy who followed his father in to ausch witz

Truely amazing story. Very well written and emotionally read. A story i couldn't put down, it draws you in and you feel their pain,courage and faith in surviving the horrors and being reunited.

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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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  • lisa m.
  • 22-04-2019

Sad, Brilliant book

I learnt about the concentration camps at school but reading this book I can’t not believe the horrors, the torture & reality of what really happened. The journey of this family how they spent the years trying to survive & eventually free has been written really well, a must read. I hope these trie accounts make us learn never to let this happen again.

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  • jackie
  • 21-04-2019

We have to be vigilant

This story was extremely moving, the only thing is, it was not a story, it happened. It made me very angry, upset and frustrated, but strangely gave me a little hope for the human race also. Mans inhumanity to man continues to this day, such terrible atrocities should never be forgotten because somehow we have to learn from them and from the strength of some of the people who survived them., otherwise what is the point of living?

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  • Pauld115
  • 15-04-2019

Hard hitting in your gut story

Hard hitting, painful hearing and brutal as you will ever hear.and ends with tears in your eyes.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 11-04-2019

An incredible account of bravery and resilience

Beautifully read.
Yet another account of the despicable behaviour and contrasting resilience and strength of survivors of the holocaust.
What an amazing family.

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  • BRAVEHEART
  • 05-04-2019

Incredible story

From start to finish such an incredible story of courage tenacity and love well worth a listen

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  • robert
  • 10-03-2019

Morning

I had to take a couple of days off with this one just because of the horror of what I was listening too. I like many people had a historical understanding of what happened but a first hand view was new and moving. Must read!!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 06-03-2019

A harrowing tale of the horrors of the Holocaust

A beautifully told true story of Gustav and Fritz Kleinman and their survival of the Holocaust. Unbelievable to imagine these atrocities took place in the 20th century but so .important that we and further generations never forget the thousands of lives lost.