“Courageous readers can go ahead and read the terrible story of what happened to me when I was a boy. Whoever doesn't have the courage can read a little bit and then close the book, go to the kitchen and take some ice cream out of the freezer.”
Thus begins Dugo’s story.
“Dugo” is David Leitner, a Jewish child from Hungary. He has a Grandma and Grandpa who live in a village and sweet apples from his parents’ grocery store. He gets into fights with the local kids on the way to school; a life bustling with joy and happiness that continues despite the outbreak of the Second World War; the Nazis are still far away from Hungary. But when Dugo turns 14 – his world is overturned: The Nazis enter Hungary and enforce their harsh rule. Dugo and his family are sent into the ghetto, and from then to the Birkenau concentration camp.
An emotional and riveting true story about a young man whose hope and determination held him up throughout the entire war.