Into a new world I was brought by a dream. Never to see blood spilled again. But can I really throw away the dreams that soiled my youth?
A young boy who loved soccer as much as he loved to write, John Freund describes how his joyful childhood is shattered by the German invasion of his homeland, Czechoslovakia. Hoping at first that the conflict and persecution would soon blow over, John’s Jewish family suffers through the systematic erosion of their rights only to be deported to Theresienstadt – en route to the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp. John’s loss of innocence and suffering are made all the more poignant as his vivid words reveal an unwavering faith in humanity, determined optimism and commitment to rebuilding his life in Canada.
Publication Date: October 1, 2008
Reading Age: Adult
Genre: Adult Nonfiction
Product Format: Paperback