Final Witness: My journey from the Holocaust to Ireland

Final Witness: My journey from the Holocaust to Ireland

by Zoltan Zinn-Collis, Alicia McAuley
     
 

At the age of five, Zoltan Zinn-Collis was torn from his home in Slovakia and cast into the deepest horrors of a Nazi concentration camp. In Bergen-Belsen concentration camp he survived the inhuman brutality of the SS guards, the ravages of near starvation, disease, and squalor. All but one of his family died there, his mother losing her life on the very day the… See more details below

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At the age of five, Zoltan Zinn-Collis was torn from his home in Slovakia and cast into the deepest horrors of a Nazi concentration camp. In Bergen-Belsen concentration camp he survived the inhuman brutality of the SS guards, the ravages of near starvation, disease, and squalor. All but one of his family died there, his mother losing her life on the very day the British finally marched into the camp. Discovered by a Red Cross nurse who described him as �an enchanting scrap of humanity�, Zoltan was brought to Ireland and adopted by one of the liberators, Dr Bob Collis, who raised him as his own son on Ireland�s east coast. Now aged 65, Zoltan is ready to speak. His story is one of deepest pain and greatest joy. Zoltan tells how he lost one family and found another; of how, escaping from the ruins of a broken Europe, he was able to build himself a life � a life he may never have had.

Editorial Reviews

The Sunday Independent - Anne Rooper
'... the memories, like his Slovakian lilt, are difficult to repress. [Zoltan] recounts that brutal time without a hint of self-pity.'
Mail on Sunday - Mail on Sunday Mail on Sunday
'When I think of Boyne's boy in striped pyjamas, I will always recall the modest, generous man, now retired in Kildare, who has spent a lot of his life ensuring we do not forget the Holocaust. [He is] ... one great Irishman.' Irish Mail on Sunday, 18 March 2007

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940149405220
Publisher:
Maverick House
Publication date:
04/26/2014
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
290
Sales rank:
1,261,112
File size:
7 MB

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