Gatehouse to Hell

November 30, 2011|
Gatehouse to Hell by Felix Opatowski
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Felix Opatowski is only fifteen years old when he takes on the perilous job of smuggling goods out of the Lodz ghetto in exchange for food for his starving family. It is a skill that will serve him well as he tries to stay alive in Nazi-occupied Poland. With dogged determination, Felix endures months of harrowing conditions in the ghetto and slave labour camps until he is deported to Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp in the spring of 1943. Recognized for his nerve and daring spirit, he is soon recruited as a runner for the Polish Underground inside the camp and is implicated in the infamous plot to blow up the camp crematoria - something for which he pays dearly.
Born in Lodz, Poland on June 15, 1924, Felix Opatowski came from a small, close-knit family of four. He was liberated in Austria by the US army on May 9, 1945 and worked at an American army base in Gmunden, where he also met and married his wife, Regina Gnat, in 1949. Felix and Regina arrived in Toronto in 1950, where they have lived e...
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Title:Gatehouse to Hell
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:240 pages, 8.96 X 6 X 0.6 in
Shipping dimensions:240 pages, 8.96 X 6 X 0.6 in
Published:November 30, 2011
Publisher:Azrieli Foundation
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781897470268

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