I Was a Boy in Belsen

I Was a Boy in Belsen

Tomi Reichental, who lost 35 members of his family in the Holocaust and was the subject of the documentary “Till The Tenth Generation”, gives his account of being imprisoned as a child at Belsen concentration camp.

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'In the last couple of years I realised that, as one of the last witnesses, I must speak out.'

Tomi Reichental, who lost 35 members of his family in the Holocaust, gives his account of being imprisoned as a child at Belsen concentration camp. He was nine-years old in October 1944 when he was rounded up by the Gestapo in a shop in Bratislava, Slovakia. Along with 12 other members of his family he was taken to a detention camp where the elusive Nazi War Criminal Alois Brunner had the power of life and death.

His story is a story of the past. It is also a story for our times. The Holocaust reminds us of the dangers of racism and intolerance, providing lessons that are relevant today.

Tomi Reichental Nicola Pierce

Tomi Reichental was born in 1935 in Slovakia. He was sent to Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in 1944. Tomi has lived in Dublin since 1959 and regularly talks to Irish schools about his wartime experiences. A documentary about Tomi's attempts to meet one of his jailers, Close to Evil, has been shown on TV and in cinemas throughout the world, and helped again to raise the profile of the Holocaust.

Tallaght-born Nicola Pierce is a writer, living in Drogheda.

Reichenthal’s extraordinary story has been well told in [I Was A Boy in Belsen]

Irish Times, Irishman’s Diary

interesting and inspiring

Pat Kenny show RTE Radio 1

A disturbing tale of survival

Sunday Business Post

a very likeable book

Books Ireland

Books like this need to be read

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