Death March Escape, The Remarkable Story of a Man Who Twice Escaped the Nazi Holocaust

This is a telling by a son of his father’s story. It is grim and moving of hope and despair – Strongly Recommended

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NAME: Death March Escape, The Remarkable Story of a Man Who Twice Escaped 
the Nazi Holocaust
FILE: R2755
AUTHOR: Jack J Hersch
PUBLISHER: Pen & Sword, frontline 
BINDING: hard back 
PAGES: 283
PRICE: £25.00
GENRE: Non Fiction
SUBJECT: WWII, World War II, World War 2, Second World War, prisoners,  
concentration camps, Hungary, Mauthausen

ISBN: 978-1-52674-022-2

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DESCRIPTION:  This is a telling by a son of his father's story.  It is grim and 
moving of hope and despair -  Strongly Recommended

It is always rewarding to read a book which almost never happened. With survivors 
of WWII dying out, so much information is lost and this is a very welcome save.

The author tells a story about a group of prisoners who have largely faded into history 
with little recognition. The father was Hungarian and taken into the slave labour 
system, being sent to the brutal Mauthausen Concentration camp. Once there he was 
assigned to the granite mines where life expectancy was very short.

The author listened to his fathers stories and was motivated to learn more after seeing 
his photograph on the Mauthausen Memorial website. From there he began a careful 
research tracing his father's life to Mauthausen and then his part in the Death March 
when the Germans began a massive migration of slave workers and POWs as the 
Eastern Front collapsed.

This is a quite unique story even though hundreds of thousands were caught up in the 
closing days of Hitler's Germany. It is warmly told and engages the reader. There is 
good illustration in a colour plate section