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468 pages, Hardcover
First published March 18, 2014
After a failed attempt by the freedom fighters to release the captured Jews from the disgusting cattle cars, young Jacob Weisz finds himself locked inside and on his way to the dreaded hard labor camp of Auschwitz where within its evil barbed wire, he thinks of nothing but escape.
As he witnesses the brutality, sees the emaciated walking skeletons and learns the true secrets of the death factory it is, he questions his faith in God as he struggles to survive from exhaustion and starvation.
As the story continues, Jacob eventually meets Pastor Jean-Luc Leclerc, a true believer in the Christian faith (yet savior to many Jews) and the two become unlikely friends during a daring escape attempt to contact and reveal the awful truth to allied forces.
This novel wastes no time getting into the meat of it and kept my attention right through to the end. Fast read!