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When Katrina Shawver met the eighty-five 12 months outdated Henry Zguda, he possessed an distinctive reminiscence, a shocking cache of unique paperwork and images, and a knack for assembly the appropriate folks on the proper time. Couched within the interview fashion of Tuesdays with Morrie, Henry relates in his personal voice a life as a champion swimmer, interrupted by three years imprisoned in Auschwitz and Buchenwald as a Polish political prisoner. With a practical gallows humor, and sense of hope, he confirmed the creator how you can actually reside for at present, ideally with a shot of excellent Polish vodka. Henry’s path of resiliency and energy of connection are as related at present, as they had been in World Warfare II.
Henry reminds us that no single class of individuals was secure from Hitler’s attain or imprisonment, and no nation suffered extra underneath Hitler and Stalin than Poland. This bridge to historical past and consider of the Holocaust via Polish eyes is supported by intensive analysis, and options greater than 70 unique images and uncommon German paperwork. In the end, Henry is the story a robust younger man, who survives by his wits, humor, pals, and a wholesome dose of luck. This ebook is for the discerning grownup on the lookout for an clever learn that examines World Warfare II, the Holocaust, and the true that means of friendship then and now.