The boys : triumph over adversity
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The boys : triumph over adversity

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The boys : triumph over adversity
Call No: 940.53161 G466

Call Number940.53161 G466
Dates[1996]; ©1996
Statement of ResponsibilityMartin Gilbert.
Creators & ContributorsGilbert, Martin (author)
Summary"When Britain declared itself willing in the summer of 1945 to take in one thousand young survivors of the Holocaust, no more than 732 could be found.  During the following eight months they were flown from Prague and Munich to Windermere and Southhampton, as well as to Scotland and Northern Ireland.  'The Boys,' as they call themselves—there were girls among them too—became a tightly-knit group of friends whose shared wartime experiences were terrible beyond imagining, but whose companionship gave them a lifeline once they were in England." —Author's website
  1. Pre-war Years
  2. The Coming of War
  3. In the Ghettos
  4. The Days of Deportation
  5. In the Labour Camps
  6. Auschwitz
  7. Buchenwald
  8. Surviving as Slaves
  9. On the Death Marches
  10. Theresienstadt
  11. Liberation
  12. Crosby-on-Eden
  13. Windermere
  14. Southampton
  15. Further Flights
  16. Life in the Hostels
  17. The Search
  18. The Primrose Club
  19. Soldiers
  20. New Paths
  21. New Worlds
  22. 'Laying a Foundation for the Future'
  23. The '45 Aid Society
Physical Description xv, 511 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 25 cm
Carrier Typevolume
PublisherVancouver : Douglas & McIntyre
  • "The story of 732 young concentration camp survivors" —Book jacket
  • Includes bibliographical references and index
  • Includes "List of The Boys who have died since 1945"
RecognitionGifted in 1997 by Robert Krell in honour of Rabbi Wilfred and Mrs. Phyllis Solomon