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Jeremy Dronfield - Author

About the Author

Jeremy Dronfield is a biographer, historian, novelist and former archaeologist. His recent non-fiction titles include Beyond the Call and Dr James Barry: A Woman Ahead of Her Time.

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The Boy Who Followed His Father into Auschwitz The Number One Sunday Times Bestseller

The Boy Who Followed His Father into Auschwitz The Number One Sunday Times Bestseller

Author: Jeremy Dronfield Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/01/2019

The inspiring, true story of a father and son's fight to stay together and to survive the Holocaust. In 1939, Gustav Kleinmann, a Jewish upholsterer in Vienna, was seized by the Nazis. Along with his teenage son Fritz, he was sent to Buchenwald in Germany. There began an unimaginable ordeal that saw the pair beaten, starved and forced to build the very concentration camp they were held in. When Gustav was set to be transferred to Auschwitz, a certain death sentence, Fritz refused to leave his side. Throughout the horrors they witnessed and the suffering they endured, there was one constant that kept them alive: the love between father and son. Based on Gustav's secret diary and meticulous archive research, this book tells his and Fritz's story for the first time - a story of courage and survival unparalleled in the history of the Holocaust.

Stone Crusher

Stone Crusher

Author: Jeremy Dronfield Format: eBook Release Date: 01/07/2018

In 1939, Gustav Kleinmann, a Jewish upholsterer in Vienna, was arrested by the Nazis. Along with his sixteen-year-old son Fritz, he was sent to Buchenwald in Germany, where a new concentration camp was being built. It was the beginning of a six-year odyssey almost without parallel. They helped build Buchenwald, young Fritz learning construction skills which would help preserve him from extermination in the coming years. But it was his bond with his father that would ultimately keep them both alive. When the fifty-year-old Gustav was transferred to Auschwitz-a certain death sentence-Fritz was determined to go with him. His wiser friends tried to dissuade him-"e;If you want to keep living, you have to forget your father,"e; one said. But that was impossible, and Fritz pleaded for a place on the Auschwitz transport. "e;He is a true comrade,"e; Gustav wrote in his secret diary, "e;always at my side. The boy is my greatest joy. We are inseparable."e; Gustav kept his diary hidden throughout his six years in the death camps-even Fritz knew nothing of it. From this diary, Fritz's own accounts, and other eyewitness testimony, Jeremy Dronfield has constructed a riveting tale of a father-son bond that proved stronger than the machine that sought to break them both.

Stone Crusher

Stone Crusher

Author: Jeremy Dronfield Format: eBook Release Date: 01/07/2018

In 1939, Gustav Kleinmann, a Jewish upholsterer in Vienna, was arrested by the Nazis. Along with his sixteen-year-old son Fritz, he was sent to Buchenwald in Germany, where a new concentration camp was being built. It was the beginning of a six-year odyssey almost without parallel. They helped build Buchenwald, young Fritz learning construction skills which would help preserve him from extermination in the coming years. But it was his bond with his father that would ultimately keep them both alive. When the fifty-year-old Gustav was transferred to Auschwitz-a certain death sentence-Fritz was determined to go with him. His wiser friends tried to dissuade him-"e;If you want to keep living, you have to forget your father,"e; one said. But that was impossible, and Fritz pleaded for a place on the Auschwitz transport. "e;He is a true comrade,"e; Gustav wrote in his secret diary, "e;always at my side. The boy is my greatest joy. We are inseparable."e; Gustav kept his diary hidden throughout his six years in the death camps-even Fritz knew nothing of it. From this diary, Fritz's own accounts, and other eyewitness testimony, Jeremy Dronfield has constructed a riveting tale of a father-son bond that proved stronger than the machine that sought to break them both.

Stone Crusher, The

Stone Crusher, The

Author: Jeremy Dronfield Format: eBook Release Date: 01/07/2018

In 1939, Gustav Kleinmann, a Jewish upholsterer in Vienna, was arrested by the Nazis. Along with his 16-year old son Fritz, he was sent to Buchenwald in Germany, where a new concentration camp was being built. It was the beginning of a five-year odyssey almost without parallel. They helped build Buchenwald, young Fritz learning construction skills which would help preserve him from extermination in the coming years. But it was his bond with his father that would ultimately keep them both alive. When the 50-year old Gustav was transferred to Auschwitza certain death sentenceFritz was determined to go with him. His wiser friends tried to dissuade himIf you want to keep living, you have to forget your father, they said. But that was impossible, and Fritz pleaded for a place on the Auschwitz transport. He is a true comrade, Gustav wrote in his secret diary, always at my side. The boy is my greatest joy. We are inseparable. Gustav kept his diary hidden throughout his six years in the death campseven Fritz knew nothing of it. In it he recorded his story, a tale of survival and a father-son bond which proved stronger than the machine that sought to break them both.

Dr James Barry A Woman Ahead of Her Time

Dr James Barry A Woman Ahead of Her Time

Author: Jeremy Dronfield Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/07/2017

A Sunday Times Book of the Year As featured on the BBC Radio 2 Book Club Dr James Barry: Inspector General of Hospitals, army surgeon, duellist, reformer, ladykiller, eccentric. He performed the first successful Caesarean in the British Empire, outraged the military establishment and gave Florence Nightingale a dressing down at Scutari. At home he was surrounded by a menagerie of animals, including a cat, a goat, a parrot and a terrier. Long ago in Cork, Ireland, he had also been a mother. This is the amazing tale of Margaret Anne Bulkley, the young woman who broke the rules of Georgian society to become one of the most respected surgeons of the century. In an extraordinary life, she crossed paths with the British Empire's great and good, royalty and rebels, soldiers and slaves. A medical pioneer, she rose to a position that no woman before her had been allowed to occupy, but for all her successes, her long, audacious deception also left her isolated, even costing her the chance to be with the man she loved.

Resurrecting Salvador

Resurrecting Salvador

Author: Jeremy Dronfield Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/11/2013

Burning Blue

Burning Blue

Author: Jeremy Dronfield Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/11/2013

The Locust Farm

The Locust Farm

Author: Jeremy Dronfield Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/11/2013

The Alchemist's Apprentice

The Alchemist's Apprentice

Author: Jeremy Dronfield Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/11/2013

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