By chance alone: a remarkable true story of courage and survival at Auschwitz
Biography, War and military biography, Canadian biography, Canadian non-fiction, Canadian authors (Non-fiction), Bestsellers (Non-fiction), Award winning non-fiction
This autobiography of Canadian Max Eisen details the rural Hungarian deportations to Auschwitz-Birkenau, back-breaking slave labour in Auschwitz I, the infamous 'death march' of January 1945, the painful aftermath of liberation, and a journey of physical and psychological healing. Winner… of Canada Reads 2019. Bestseller. 2016. Childhood in Czechoslovakia -- Summers on the Farm -- Big Changes -- Life under Hungarian Rule -- Year of Birth and Death -- Final Seder -- Train -- Arrival in Auschwitz II-Birkenau -- Arbeit Macht Frei -- Draining Swamps -- Walking Ghosts -- Piece of Bacon -- Selections, July 1944 -- Land Reclamation Outside Auschwitz -- Operating Room -- Surgeries in Barrack 21 -- Pot of Stew -- Destruction of Crematorium 4 -- Death March -- Melk, Ebensee, and Liberation -- Ebensee, After Liberation -- From Ceske Budejovice to Moldava -- Emotional and Physical Healing -- Marienbad -- Prague -- Return to Kosice -- Ebelsberg DP Camp -- Canada.