Title: The Auschwitz Escape
Author: Joel C Rosenberg
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc
Jacob was a German Jew living during the era Hitler came into power. His life took an about-turn when the Nazi government stripped the Jews of their basic rights. He joined an underground resistance organisation after his parents were killed by the Nazis. An operation to rescue Jews on the way to the Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland, however, unintentionally sent Jacob to the camp. He made friends there and with their help, he managed to escape with Luc, a French pastor who was arrested for aiding Jews to get out of a Nazi-controlled Europe. After escaping from the camp, they had to get out of Poland, with the authorities hot on their heels. I would leave it to the reader to find out the ending.
This story is very well-researched. Through the characters’ thoughts and sights, the reader gets a glimpse of the oppression the Jews faced under the Nazi government, and the harsh living conditions in the camp. Harsh is an understatement. I would not say I enjoyed the book as it is rather depressing reading about those things happening in the camp, thus I was looking forward to reading about the escape. I would say this is the kind of book that I would keep flipping to know its ending.
PS: I borrowed this book from the library. I have not received any form of compensation for writing this post. I have no material connection to the publisher or author mentioned in the post.