Seen through the eyes of six year old Tomas, the story unfolds through the games Tomas plays as he is transported to Sered Camp, Auschwitz and Terezinstadt, intertwined with the inspirational bravery of his pregnant mother Lolli. Far from being a tale of woe, it is a wonderful, true account of a boy being a boy, in a terrible place at the worst possible time. It speaks of steadfast love and innocence amidst grave indifference and unspeakable cruelty.This remarkable story is testament to the spirit of Tomas' mother Lolli, who managed to keep Tomas and her newborn baby Peter alive.
About the Author
Tomas Fleischmann was born in what is now Slovakia on 27 June 1938. Tomas is one of only 123 survivors of 16,000 children who went through Terezin Concentration Camp during WWII. He and his pregnant mother Lolli were arrested, sent to Szered Camp, transported to Auschwitz and interred at Terezin where Lolli gave birth to another son Peter. Tomas later migrated to Australia. Tom attended Parramatta High School in Sydney and practiced an illustrious career in textiles.
He has also won several national awards for his inventions. Tom now lives in Sydney with his wife Caroline and their 8 children. He is 73 and rides a motorcycle and races yachts in his spare time! Tom is a regular speaker about his holocaust experience with Courage to Care a major anti-bullying project of B'nai B'rith that his visited schools and communities across regional and metro Australia reaching almost 250,000 people. Tom is also a member of the Child Survivor Group in Sydney.
Audience: Teenager / Young Adult
Number Of Pages: 133
Published: 1st June 2010
Publisher: a.k.a. publishing Pty Ltd
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.8 x 0.86
Weight (kg): 0.16