Leap Into Darkness by Leo Bretholz
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Leap Into Darkness
By Leo Bretholz

Leap Into Darkness

Seven Years on the Run in Wartime Europe

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Leap Into Darkness by Leo Bretholz

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A 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) not 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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780385497053
ISBN-10: 0385497059
Format: Paperback / softback
(203mm x 132mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Bantam Doubleday Dell
Publisher: Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group Inc
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Leo Bretholz

Leo 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."

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