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Hitler, Stalin, Mum & Dad: A Family Memoir
Lord Finkelstein’s maternal Grandfather is now widely acknowledged to have been the first person to recognise the existential danger Hitler posed to the Jews. After moving his family to Amsterdam, Germany invaded Holland. Before long, the family was rounded up and sent to Bergen-Belsen. In 1939, after Hitler and Stalin carved up Poland, the family of Danny’s father, Ludwik, was rounded up by the communists and sent to do hard labour in a Siberian gulag. Political commentator Daniel Finkelstein has written a powerful memoir exploring his parents’ devastating experiences of persecution, resistance and survival during the Second World War.