Bridging Two Worlds
This is a rare account of the horrors of the World War II death camps from someone who experienced them. Fourteen-year-old Martin Hoffman escapes immediate death on arrival at Auschwitz by claiming to be eighteen. Through chutzpah and luck, he survives Auschwitz, then the Death March to Buchenwald, and is alive when the camp is liberated. Tortured by survivor guilt, he eventually discovers a talent for bridge, becoming a world-class professional player.