Jeremy Dronfield: The Boy Who Followed His Father into Auschwitz

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 death sentence, his son 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.

Local author Jeremy Dronfield tells this incredible story for the first time, using Gustav’s secret diary and meticulous archive research – a searing, deeply humane account of the best and the worst of humanity.

Date

26 Mar 2019

Time

7:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Location

Topping & Company Booksellers of Ely
9 High Street
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Organizer

Topping & Company Booksellers of Ely
Phone
(01353) 645005
Website
https://www.facebook.com/ToppingsEly

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