Ben-Zion Blustein and Andrei Sawoniuk were childhood friends growing up together in 1930s Domachevo, a small town in what is now Belarus. When Nazi death squads invaded and murdered 2,900 Jews in the town, Blustein and Sawoniuk found themselves on opposing sides of the conflict. The two friends ended up bitter enemies, divided by war. The Ticket Collector from Belarus charts their extraordinary journey from 1942 to 1999, via Israel and London.
Was Andrei a brutal killer, a hapless pawn or a scapegoat? Join authors Mike Anderson and Neil Hanson to hear this fascinating tale, and its dramatic culmination at the Old Bailey 50 years later in the only war crimes trial in British history.