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Escape From the Ghetto
The Breathtaking Story of the Jewish Boy Who Ran Away from the Nazis
By (author): John Carr
John Carr

Imprint:

Hodder Studio

ISBN:

9781529381597

Product Form:

Paperback
Paperback
English

Audience:

General Trade
Aug 02, 2022
$17.99 CAD
Active

Page Count:

336 pages
Hodder
Hodder Studio
HISTORY / Holocaust

'Trust me, this is a great true story' - Ken Follett

'This is an unbelievable story that is all completely true. The life described is astonishing. John Carr has done an extraordinary and riveting job uncovering the real father behind the dad he thought he knew.' - Lord Tony Hall

'Utterly Compelling. It is an extraordinary tale, brilliantly written' - Alastair Stewart

'Extraordinary. An adventure story in the most terrible circumstances, a kid facing the most desperate dangers but taking fantastic risks with great boldness' - Fiona MacTaggart

'The remarkable story of a Jewish boy who killed a Nazi guard and escaped the Holocaust aged 13' - The Times

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In early 1940 Chaim Herzsman was locked in to the Lódz Ghetto in Poland. Hungry, fearless and determined, he goes on scavenging missions outside the wire limits, until he is forced to kill a Nazi guard. That moment changes the course of his life, and sets him on an unbelievable adventure across enemy lines.

Escape from the Ghetto is about a normal boy who faced extermination by the Nazis in the ghetto or a Nazi deathcamp, and the extraordinary life he led in avoiding that fate. It's a bittersweet story about epic hope, beauty amidst horror, and the triumph of the human spirit.

John Carr is Henry Carr's eldest son, and in Escape From the Ghetto he has recreated his father's incredible adventure, through recordings and transcribed conversations in later life.

For fans of The Tattooist of Auschwitz, The Saboteur of Auschwitz and The Volunteer, this is the incredible true story of escape from the Nazis during World War II.

John Carr is Henry Carr's eldest son. Now living in London, he grew up in Yorkshire, was a leading member of the GLC, and as an advocate for Internet security has been an advisor to the UN, the EU and Big Tech, and is currently a Visiting Senior Fellow at the London School of Economics and Political Science. In a touching afterword to the brilliant first-person narrative he has recreated, he tells of how his father put his war years behind him, never telling his children of their Jewish origins; of their extraordinary reconciliation in later life; of Henry's reunions with his surviving brother and oldest friend Cesek ; and of John's painstaking work to corroborate this authentic story.

Trust me, this is a great true storyKen Follett

This is an unbelievable story that is all completely true. The life described is astonishing. John Carr has done an extraordinary and riveting job uncovering the real father behind the dad he thought he knewLord Tony Hall

Utterly Compelling. It is an extraordinary tale, brilliantly writtenAlastair Stewart

Extraordinary. An adventure story in the most terrible circumstances, a kid facing the most desperate dangers but taking fantastic risks with great boldnessFiona MacTaggart

The remarkable story of a Jewish boy who killed a Nazi guard and escaped the Holocaust aged 13The Times

Unputdownable. A gripping, life affirming story of survival against seemingly impossible oddsDeborah Cadbury, author of Princes at War

This is a book you cannot put down. A quite extraordinary story of courage and cunning, dissembling and dishonesty, help from unlikely quarters and hindrance from cousins, and a fierce desire for survival, at whatever cost. John Carr's telling of his father's story is done sensitively and with pride, and leads to a form of familial reconciliation that is beyond moving. Passionate and spellbinding, and an absolute must read.

An eloquent tribute to courage and resourcefulness, Escape from the Ghetto, is a gripping page turner.Esther Safran Foer

John Carr deserves our gratitude for rescuing this World War Two story, among the most dramatic and vivid I've read. He has created it from conversations with his father, and the voice sounds truly authentic; it really does take us back to that period, when so many ordinary people lived extraordinary lives. It is a great adventure story, but it also prompts deeper questions about identity and truth.Edward Stourton, author of Cruel Crossing

Deserves to be ranked among the great survival stories of the Second World War.The Jewish Chronicle

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