|About the Book|
Reluctant to share his difficult life journey through the horrors of the Holocaust, Hungarian Irving Klein finally reveals the painful saga leading to his eventual liberation. As a young boy of only 14, Irving is faced with gut-wrenchingMoreReluctant to share his difficult life journey through the horrors of the Holocaust, Hungarian Irving Klein finally reveals the painful saga leading to his eventual liberation. As a young boy of only 14, Irving is faced with gut-wrenching life-changing decisions. He escapes death numerous times, endures harsh beatings and is put to slave labor in the concentration camps. His fortitude is evidenced by his ability to adapt in even the most dire of circumstances. Survival is his only friend. Yet through abandonment, loss of family and with nowhere to turn, Irving continues believing in the goodness of humankind. He is a boy without a home. His agility with language, street smarts and tenacity serve him as he navigates his way back to his still hostile homeland in postwar Budapest. Impressed by his American liberators, Irving chooses a life in the United States, even enlisting and serving as an American soldier. Nearly 70 years later, Irving is only now able to recount the tragedy he experienced, and to serve as a witness to this disgraceful period in history. The book features photos of personal documents that were carefully kept throughout the years, as well as maps and photos of pre-war Hungary. Written as told to close friend John W. Belsher, The Autobiography of Irving Klein is a compelling read. A story of survival against all odds.