Leap Into Darkness

Leap Into Darkness

Seven Years on the Run in Wartime Europe

Book - 1999
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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.
Publisher: New York :, Anchor Books,, 1999.
Edition: 1st Anchor Books ed.
Copyright Date: ©1998
ISBN: 9780385497053
0385497059
Characteristics: xxii, 263 pages :,illustrations, map ;,20 cm.
Additional Contributors: Olesker, Michael

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