Being 16 years old in Auschwitz. Memoir of a Hungarian Jew - Nicolas Roth
Nicolas Roth was one of the 440,000 Jews who were deported in 1944 from Hungary in just two months. He gives us here a richly detailed account of the fate of the Jewish community of Debrecen.
From the 1920s, the anti-Semitic persecutions proliferated in Hungary. After the German invasion in 1944, the Jews were confined to ghettos and then transported en masse to the death-camps. Deported to Auschwitz-Birkenau, Nicolas Roth managed to survive despite the harsh work to which he was subjected. With the evacuation of the camp, he experienced the "death march" before being transferred to Dachau where he was liberated in April 1945.
Being 16 years old in Auschwitz is the story of a man with an exceptional memory, an account of great lucidity and profound sensitivity.