This touching memoir of Alex Zelczer, a keen observer and astute reporter of the daily savagery and mayhem of Nazi-controlled Hungary. From the wretched ghetto streets to the ghastly concentration camp barracks, the reader is swept along on a virtual journey to a man-made Hell.
(Hearthstone Book Review Feb-2013)
A University Heights resident breaks his silence to pen a memoir on surviving the Holocaust. (Cleveland Magazine March-1-2013)
This life altering book is a culmination of a lifetime of observations, containing the author’s reflections on the years before, during and after the Holocaust, as well as an invaluable repository of physical, statistical and political information. (Dr. R. Hecht)
This work is a vivid description of the devilish SS brutality, faithfully yet painfully recorded for eternity. Like a lone star against an inky firmament, however, stands Kapo Schteig who dares to shout a Hebrew warning word buried among his German curses, to save the innocents from additional beatings by the Nazis.
More than just a personal history, this chronicle is also that of countless others who did not survive to tell theirs. ....
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