In June 1944, the Nazis locked eighteen-year-old
Dave Hersch into a railroad boxcar and shipped him from his
hometown of Dej, Hungary, to Mauthausen Concentration Camp, the
harshest, cruellest camp in the Reich. After ten months in the
granite mines of Mauthausen’s nearby sub-camp, Gusen, he weighed
less than 80lbs, nothing but skin and bones.
Somehow surviving the relentless horrors of these two brutal camps,
as Allied forces drew near Dave was... more...