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A last-minute escape from the Holocaust

In a profoundly moving family memoir, Daniel Finkelstein describes the miracle by which his mother, as a child, was rescued from the hell of Belsen

10 June 2023

9:00 AM

10 June 2023

9:00 AM

Hitler, Stalin, Mum and Dad: A Family Memoir of Miraculous Survival Daniel Finkelstein

William Collins, pp.496, 25

At the beginning of his profoundly moving memoir of his grandparents, parents, the Holocaust and the Gulag, Daniel Finkelstein writes:

This the story of how my family took a journey which ended happily in Hendon, eating crusty bread rolls with butter in the café near the M1, but on the way took a detour through hell.

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