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.
'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