Witnesses to War: Eight True-life Stories of Nazi Persecution
Joseph Steiner and his sister were eight and eleven when the Jews were rounded-up from the Warsaw ghetto. For weeks they hid in abandoned warehouses, escaping only hours before the ghetto was obliterated. When Alexander Michelowski was ten, he was taken from his home in Poland by the Gestapo and sent away for "Germanization", and later to a Hitler Youth Camp. Beata Siegel was sent from Germany to England on the Kindertransporte. It was to be nine years before she saw her mother again.Witnesses to War tells the story of how these children and others from across Europe endured persecution at the hands of the Nazis. Award-winning journalist Michael Leapman provides valuable background and insight into their histories, but it is the stories themselves -- vivid, unembellished and utterly compelling -- that stand as the finest testimony to the courage of the children of the Second World War.