Chaim Herzsman was a normal boy who escaped extermination by the Nazis to lead an extraordinary life. In Escape from the Ghetto, his son John Carr reveals Herzsman’s real-life tale of hope amidst horror.

Using transcribed conversations with his father, Yorkshire-born Carr has created a captivating Holocaust-era memoir, showing how, even in its darkest hours, the human spirit can triumph.

Join the acclaimed journalist, correspondent and broadcaster to find out about his father’s remarkable true story. A must-see for fans of The Tattooist of Auschwitz.

About The Author

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John Carr

John Carr is Henry Carr’s eldest son. Now living in London, he grew up in Yorkshire, was a leading member of the GLC, and as an advocate for Internet security has been an advisor to the UN, the EU and Big Tech, and is currently a Visiting Senior Fellow at theLondon School of Economics and Political Science. In a touching afterword to the brilliant first-person narrative he has recreated, he tells of how his father put his war years behind him, never telling his children of their Jewish origins; of their extraordinary reconciliation in later life; of Henry’s reunions with his surviving brother and oldest friend Cesek ; and of John’s painstaking work to corroborate this authentic story.