'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.
Reichenthal’s extraordinary story has been well told in [I Was A Boy in Belsen]
interesting and inspiring
A disturbing tale of survival
a very likeable book
Books like this need to be read
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