Memoirs of a German Sinto who survived Auschwitz
Author: Walter Winter
“This marvellous little book sets the record straight and is an absolute ‘must read’ for Romani and gorja alike. It is a book that the reader will find rather difficult to put down again until he has read it all.”
About the book
“One of the most unusual and moving war stories you'll ever read.” Daily Express
In this book German Sinto Walter Winter relates his remarkable wartime experience. One of nine children, he was conscripted into the German navy only to be discharged on ‘racial grounds’.
In 1943, together with two siblings, he was deported to the ‘Gypsy Camp’ of Auschwitz-Birkenau.
Over a year later, shortly before the extermination of the entire camp, he was deported to Ravensbrūck and from there to Sachsenhausen concentration camp. Grotesquely, before the war was over he was reconscripted and forced to fight against the Red Army on the Russian front.
ISBN: 978-1-902806-38-9 Format: Paperback, 192pp Published: Oct 2004
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