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15 January 2008
Biography; Autobiography: general; True stories of heroism, endurance & survival; European history; The Holocaust
Roman Halter is a boisterous schoolboy in 1939 when he and his family gather behind net curtains to watch the neighbours of their small town greeting the arrival of Hitler's army with kisses and sawstika flags. Within days, the family home has been seized and 12 year-old Roman becomes a slave of the local SS chief and a silent witness to the brutal murder of his Jewish classmates. This is the beginning of a remarkable six-year journey through some of the darkest caverns of Nazi Europe where the lives of every other member of his family and almost all of the 800-strong community of his boyhood are lost, but remembered here.
By:   Roman Halter
Preface by:   Sir Martin Gilbert
Imprint:   Atlantic
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Edition:   New edition
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 129mm,  Spine: 26mm
Weight:   332g
ISBN:   9781846270338
ISBN 10:   1846270332
Pages:   352
Publication Date:   15 January 2008
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Born in 1927, ROMAN HALTER is a celebrated architect and artist. He designed the gates to Israel's holocaust memorial, Yad Vashem, and his paintings, testifying to his experiences during WW2, recently went on show at Tate Britain.

Reviews for Roman's Journey

'A compelling, compassionate and impressively literary contribution to the writing of humanity on the brink.' Observer 'To lose everything, and I mean everything, but to retain one's sanity and, more staggeringly, one's love of life beggars the imagination. This is the book of a man who has achieved just that... I urge you to read it' John Hurt 'Thank you to Roman Halter for this memoir - a very telling, and moving, journey' Carole Angier, Guardian 'An impressive book - Halter relates the tale of his extraordinary odyssey in clear-eyed, level headed prose, free of moral philosophising or pleas for retribution.' Scottish Sunday Herald 'A unique story told without sentimentality - This is writing after my own heart.' Aharon Appelfeld

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