A Detail of History [Paperback] Hersh, Arek
This is a fascinating first hand account of one boy's remarkable survival of the Nazi holocaust. Repeatedly dodging death, getting in the right line when the wrong one led straight to the gas chambers, being in the right place at the right time, Arek Hersh must conclude that he beat the odds again and again.
His story is harrowing but always delivered in a matter-of-fact way. There's nothing exceptional about the style and often it feels a little like your granddad telling his old war stories. At times I found the level of detail to be unbelievable - do people REALLY remember such details after many years have passed - but it doesn't get in the way of the story.
Publisher: The Holocaust Centre
Number of pages: 170
Dimensions: 210 x 146 mm