A heartbreaking true story of courage and survival.
An incredibly rare eye-witness memoir.
This is a heart-wrenching and inspirational true account of a courageous young boy who, against all odds, after losing almost everything a human being can lose, survived.
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ABOUT THE STABLE BOY OF AUSCHWITZ:
Henry Oster was just five years old when Adolf Hitler took power in 1933. One of the 2,011 Jews who were rounded up by the Gestapo and deported from Cologne, he was one of only 23 to emerge alive from the concentration camps after the war.
For 12 years Henry struggled to keep on breathing while his family, his friends and the Jews of Europe were overwhelmed by the Holocaust.
Henry hid his mother from the SS in an attic in the Lodz, Poland Ghetto.
He escaped a firing squad in Auschwitz.
Endured a death march through the Polish winter.
Formed a life-long friendship in the nightmare barracks of the Buchenwald concentration camp.
Saw his friends killed by a British fighter-bomber. And came within hours of starving to death before his liberation by General Patton's 3rd Army.
Henry rebuilt his life from nothing, coming of age as a free young man in Paris.
He arrived in the U.S. with no English, no money and no education.
And from the ashes of a ruined past built a life full of love, joy and compassion.
The book ends on a powerful cadence when Henry, having vowed to never return to Germany, is invited back to Cologne by the lord mayor to a room of invited guests, including foreign diplomats and staff of the National Socialist Documentation Centre, where he would speak in German for the first time in 70 years.
In his speech, Henry honours his murdered family and the 2,011 Jews of Cologne, and then makes a plea for tolerance and remembrance.
Now, complete with chilling documents liberated from the Nazi concentration camps themselves, his heartbreaking, triumphant story can finally be told.
ABOUT THE AUTHORS:
Henry Oster passed away on March 17, 2019, after a short battle with cancer.
He is survived by his wife Susan Oster who is based in California and available for interviews.
The Stable Boy of Auschwitz is co-written by Dexter Ford who is a contributing writer to The New York Times and other major
publications on history and politics.
Dexter Ford is based in New York and is also available for