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I Was a Boy in Belsen
by Tomi Reichental Nicola Pierce

RRP €14.99

I Was a Boy in Belsen
by Author Name Tomi Reichental, Nicola Pierce

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List Price:14.99
Format: Paperback, 228 x 155 x 23mm, 304pp
Publication date: 24 Oct 2011
Publisher: O'Brien Press Ltd
ISBN-13: 9781847172273


'In the last couple of years I realised that, as one of the last witnesses, I must speak out.' Tomi Reichental, who lost 35 members of his family in the Holocaust, gives his account of being imprisoned as a child at Belsen concentration camp. He was nine-years old in October 1944 when he was rounded up by the Gestapo in a shop in Bratislava, Slovakia. Along with 12 other members of his family he was taken to a detention camp where the elusive Nazi War Criminal Alois Brunner had the power of life and death. His story is a story of the past. It is also a story for our times. The Holocaust reminds us of the dangers of racism and intolerance, providing lessons that are relevant today.


interesting and inspiring -- Pat Kenny show RTE Radio 1 A disturbing tale of survival -- Sunday Business Post a very likeable book -- Books Ireland Books like this need to be read -- Evening Herald Reichenthal's extraordinary story has been well told in [I Was A Boy in Belsen] -- Irish Times, Irishman's Diary

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  • Illustrations: 30 black & white halftones