Reinhard Kleist’s The Boxer – The True Story of Holocaust Survivor Harry Haft tells the extraordinary and heartbreaking story of Hertzko “Harry” Haft, a Polish Jew who survived the German death camps in Poland.
|Kleist like to work with contrasts: the first deportations from Belchatow - driving downhill, into the darkness, with telephone poles that more and more resemble crosses|
|In contrast to this: his departure to America later on in the book. He leaves the "darkness" behind him and sails (notice the slightly upward direction of the ship) towards a seemingly brighter future|
|Hertzko and Leah, who he wants to marry|
|an example of the atrocities committed by the Germans in the ghettos|
Also check out Kleist's Castro: http://the9thblog.blogspot.de/search/label/Castro