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- DescriptionA harrowing, action-packed account of the author's series of audacious escapes from the Nazis' Final Solution-- riveting...a fascinating and moving piece of history (Library Journal). Young Leo Bretholz survived the Holocaust by escaping from the Nazis (and others) t once, but seven times during his almost seven-year ordeal crisscrossing war-torn Europe. He leaped from trains, outran police, and hid in attics, cellars, anywhere that offered a few more seconds of safety. First he swam the River Sauer at the German-Belgian border. Later he climbed the Alps on feet so battered they froze to his socks--only to be turned back at the Swiss border. He crawled out from under the barbed wire of a French holding camp, and hid in a village in the Pyrenees while gendarmes searched it. And in the dark hours of one November morning, he escaped from a train bound for Auschwitz. Leap into Darkness is the sweeping memoir of one Jewish boy's survival, and of the family and the world he left behind.
- Author BiographyLeo Bretholz arrived in the United States in 1947 and settled in Baltimore, where he worked in the textile business and then as a bookseller for many years. He lectured extensively about his Holocaust memories. He died in 2014. Michael Oleskeris a former syndicated columnist for theBaltimore Sunnewspaper and author of five nonfiction books.
- Author(s)Leo Bretholz,Mr Michael Olesker
- PublisherBantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group Inc
- FormatPaperback / softback
- SubjectBiography: Historical, Political & Military
- Place of PublicationNew York
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintBantam Doubleday Dell
- Content Noteillustrations
- Weight249 g
- Width132 mm
- Height203 mm
- Spine18 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US),Unsewn / adhesive bound
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