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He Went to Hell: It Was On His Way
Xlibris,160 pages, (paperback) $19.99, 978-1-4771-3710-9
(Reviewed: September 2012)
While this novel succeeds as a thriller set during WWII, it is also—and
foremost—a gripping historical document about the last days of the Warsaw
Ghetto and the later uprising of the Polish underground against the Nazi
The author, himself a survivor of the ghetto, relates the tale with harrowing
immediacy. Throughout the decade that this story chronicles, David
encounters both morally upright Poles and others who are murderously anti-
Running counter to David’s heroic story is that of his brother Stefan, who early on
joined the Jewish police, men who cooperated with the Nazis.
Suspenseful action scenes and equally significant historical information propel
the narrative. Particularly interesting is the infamous Hotel Polski plot. Author
Alexander Askanas also skillfully describes the post-war pogroms. Readers
interested in the Holocaust or this period of history will find a suspenseful page-
turner between these covers.
Also available in hardcover.
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Published July 31, 2012
History, Literature & Fiction.