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Parallel Lines: A Journey from Childhood to Belsen

Biography & autobiography


by
Peter Lantos

Book Details

Format: EPUB

Page count: 300 pages

File size: 4.3 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

This is a story of a young boy’s journey from a sleepy provincial town in Hungary during the Second World War to the concentration camp in Bergen-Belsen. Unlike other books dealing with this period, this is not a Holocaust story, but a child’s recollection of a journey full of surprise, excitement, bereavement and terror. Yet, this remains a testimony of survival, overcoming obstacles, which to adults may seem insurmountable, but to a child were just part of an adventure and, ultimately, recovery. After having established a career in the West, the author decided to revisit the stages on his earlier journeys, reliving the past through the perspective of the present. Along the way, ghosts from the past are finally laid to rest by the kindness of new friends.

This is a story of a young boy’s journey from a sleepy provincial town in Hungary during the Second World War to the concentration camp in Bergen-Belsen. Unlike other books dealing with this period, this is not a Holocaust story, but a child’s recollection of a journey full of surprise, excitement, bereavement and terror. Yet, this remains a testimony of survival, overcoming obstacles, which to adults may seem insurmountable, but to a child were just part of an adventure‚Ķ (more)

This is a story of a young boy’s journey from a sleepy provincial town in Hungary during the Second World War to the concentration camp in Bergen-Belsen. Unlike other books dealing with this period, this is not a Holocaust story, but a child’s recollection of a journey full of surprise, excitement, bereavement and terror. Yet, this remains a testimony of survival, overcoming obstacles, which to adults may seem insurmountable, but to a child were just part of an adventure and, ultimately, recovery. After having established a career in the West, the author decided to revisit the stages on his earlier journeys, reliving the past through the perspective of the present. Along the way, ghosts from the past are finally laid to rest by the kindness of new friends.

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