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The Resource The stone crusher : the true story of a father and son's fight for survival in Auschwitz, Jeremy Dronfield

The stone crusher : the true story of a father and son's fight for survival in Auschwitz, Jeremy Dronfield

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The stone crusher : the true story of a father and son's fight for survival in Auschwitz
Title
The stone crusher
Title remainder
the true story of a father and son's fight for survival in Auschwitz
Statement of responsibility
Jeremy Dronfield
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In 1939, Gustav Kleinmann, a Jewish upholsterer in Vienna, was arrested by the Nazis. Along with his 16-year old son Fritz, he was sent to Buchenwald in Germany, where a new concentration camp was being built. It was the beginning of a six-year odyssey almost without parallel. They helped build Buchenwald, young Fritz learning construction skills which would help preserve him from extermination in the coming years. But it was his bond with his father that would ultimately keep them both alive. When the 50-year old Gustav was transferred to Auschwitz--a certain death sentence--Fritz was determined to go with him. His wiser friends tried to dissuade him--"If you want to keep living, you have to forget your father," they said. But that was impossible, and Fritz pleaded for a place on the Auschwitz transport. "He is a true comrade," Gustav wrote in his secret diary, "always at my side. The boy is my greatest joy. We are inseparable." Gustav kept his diary hidden throughout his six years in the death camps--even Fritz knew nothing of it. In it he recorded his story, a tale of survival and a father-son bond which proved stronger than the machine that sought to break them both"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Dronfield, Jeremy
Dewey number
940.53/18092243613aB
Index
index present
LC call number
DS135.A93
LC item number
K574 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Kleinmann, Gustav
  • Kleinmann, Fritz
  • Buchenwald (Concentration camp)
  • Auschwitz (Concentration camp)
  • Kleinmann, Fritz
  • Kleinmann, Gustav
  • Buchenwald (Concentration camp)
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
  • Jews
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • Jews
  • Austria
Label
The stone crusher : the true story of a father and son's fight for survival in Auschwitz, Jeremy Dronfield
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 335-373) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I: Vienna -- "When Jewish blood drips from the knife..." -- Traitors to the people -- Part II: Buchenwald -- Blood and stone: Konzentrationslager Buchenwald -- The stone crusher -- The road to life -- A favorable decision -- The new world -- Unworthy of life -- A thousand kisses -- A trip to death -- Part III: Auschwitz -- A town called Oświecim -- Auschwitz-Monowitz -- The end of Gustav Kleinmann, Jew -- Resistance and collaboration: the death of Fritz Kleinmann -- The kindness of strangers -- Far from home -- Resistance and betrayal -- Part IV: Survival -- Death train -- Mauthausen -- The end of days -- The long way home -- Epilogue: Jewish blood
Control code
on1005203792
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 388 pages
Isbn
9781613739631
Lccn
2018005240
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781613739631
  • (OCoLC)1005203792
Label
The stone crusher : the true story of a father and son's fight for survival in Auschwitz, Jeremy Dronfield
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 335-373) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I: Vienna -- "When Jewish blood drips from the knife..." -- Traitors to the people -- Part II: Buchenwald -- Blood and stone: Konzentrationslager Buchenwald -- The stone crusher -- The road to life -- A favorable decision -- The new world -- Unworthy of life -- A thousand kisses -- A trip to death -- Part III: Auschwitz -- A town called Oświecim -- Auschwitz-Monowitz -- The end of Gustav Kleinmann, Jew -- Resistance and collaboration: the death of Fritz Kleinmann -- The kindness of strangers -- Far from home -- Resistance and betrayal -- Part IV: Survival -- Death train -- Mauthausen -- The end of days -- The long way home -- Epilogue: Jewish blood
Control code
on1005203792
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 388 pages
Isbn
9781613739631
Lccn
2018005240
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781613739631
  • (OCoLC)1005203792

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