Escape from the Ghetto by John Carr (published by Golden Hare Books)


Published by Golden Hare Books. Early in 1940 a 13 year old Jewish boy and his 11 year old brother began to make their way around the barbed wire that surrounded the Lodz ghetto on their way to steal food for their family. The younger brother got caught on the wire. The older brother killed the guard who came to shoot him. Thus began and odyssey across Europe, first to the frozen river on the Russian border where Soviet troops rolled hand grenades over the ice, and then hidden in a German troop train to Berlin. From Berlin to Alsace and a beautiful Roma girl also fleeing the Nazis. Across the border to Vichy France concealed in a German jeep and over the Pyrenees only to be arrested by Spanish police. Saved by a British diplomat and finding his way to Gibraltar, Henry Karbowski – soon to be Henry Carr – returned to Germany in the British army.

This extraordinary but true tale of a boy’s escape from the ghetto and the prospect of extermination in a Nazi concentration camp, and of his journey into adulthood as he made his way across Europe is almost unbearably exciting while being at the same time, as al true stories are, complex and bitter-sweet.

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