In Search Of My Father: The Journey Of A Child Holocaust Survivor

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8th April, 2010




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In Search Of My Father: the journey of a 

child Holocaust survivor 

author Paul Drexler

In 1945, Paul Drexler was a painfully thin, half-starved seven-year-old when

released from a Nazi concentration camp in Czechoslovakia.  His mother and

grandmother also became survivors on that spring day in May.  But Paul’s father,

Eugen, never came home.

In Search of My Father is a poignant, evocative account of one man’s journey as he

returned to countries he never thought he’d see again, in a desperate search to

unveil the circumstances surrounding his father’s brutal killing just days before the

end of World War 11.   

Paul’s journey resurrected his own terrifying childhood memories of the

Holocaust…the suffering, hiding, incarceration, being arrested and deported, and

ultimately his survival.   Only 7% of Jewish children in Europe survived the

Holocaust and Paul Drexler was one of those survivors.

Paul will be visiting Melbourne this weekend for the launch of his book, ‘In Search

of My Father; the journey of a child Holocaust survivor’ at the Jewish Museum of

Australia, 26 Alma Road, St. Kilda on Sunday, 11th

April, @ 1pm – following the

opening of the exhibition: 


The historic town of Terezin was turned into a ghetto by the Nazis during World

War 11 and used as a way-station en-route to the death camps.  Manipulated to

deceive the world about their mistreatment of the Jewish peoples, the town had a

hidden side.

Paul Drexler is available for interviews:

On Saturday 10th April, @ 2.30, there will be a book-signing event and speaking

engagement held at Readings Bookstore, Acland Street, St. Kilda.

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