His situation as a POW was exceptionally perilous as he was a Jew. Made to wear distinctive clothing, he was all too aware of the Nazisâ determination to eradicate his race. Undeterred he made five escape attempts as well as leading a successful protest strike, one of the few during the War.
When he finally escaped, he teamed up with Czech partisans and fought alongside them during the closing stages of the War.
John Jay, a distinguished journalist and financier, has reconstructed his Fatherâs war using the archive material from four countries and numerous other sources and POW accounts. The result is a fascinating and inspiring story.
A fascinating account of life in a prisoner of war camp, a tale of endurance and courage this book is a labor of love for author John Jay who has produced a thrilling account of his father Alec's wartime experiences.
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