May 2014 Non-fiction Arcadia Books

Parallel Lines: A journey from childhood to Belsen Peter Lantos


Paperback | May 2014 | Arcadia Books | 9781905147571 | 260pp | 198x129mm | Stocked item (check) | GEN | AUD$21.99, NZD$24.99
Paperback | Oct 2006 | Arcadia Books | 9781905147205 | 300pp | Out of print | GEN

This is a story of a young boy’s journey from a sleepy provincial town in Hungary during the Second World War to the concentration camp in Bergen-Belsen. After a winter in Bergen-Belsen where his father died, he and his mother were liberated by the Americans outside a small German village, and handed over to the Red Army. They escaped from the Russians, and travelled, hiding on a goods train, through Prague to Budapest. Unlike other books dealing with this period, this is not a Holocaust story, but a child’s recollection of a journey full of surprise, excitement, bereavement and terror.