Trust me, this is a great true story
This is an unbelievable story that is all completely true. The life described is astonishing. John Carr has done an extraordinary and riveting job uncovering the real father behind the dad he thought he knew
Utterly Compelling. It is an extraordinary tale, brilliantly written
Extraordinary. An adventure story in the most terrible circumstances, a kid facing the most desperate dangers but taking fantastic risks with great boldness
The remarkable story of a Jewish boy who killed a Nazi guard and escaped the Holocaust aged 13
Unputdownable. A gripping, life affirming story of survival against seemingly impossible odds
This is a book you cannot put down. A quite extraordinary story of courage and cunning, dissembling and dishonesty, help from unlikely quarters and hindrance from cousins, and a fierce desire for survival, at whatever cost. John Carr's telling of his father's story is done sensitively and with pride, and leads to a form of familial reconciliation that is beyond moving. Passionate and spellbinding, and an absolute must read.
An eloquent tribute to courage and resourcefulness, Escape from the Ghetto, is a gripping page turner.
John Carr deserves our gratitude for rescuing this World War Two story, among the most dramatic and vivid I've read. He has created it from conversations with his father, and the voice sounds truly authentic; it really does take us back to that period, when so many ordinary people lived extraordinary lives. It is a great adventure story, but it also prompts deeper questions about identity and truth.
Deserves to be ranked among the great survival stories of the Second World War.