From the swimming pools of Krakow to the hell of the Holocaust, this true story reveals the power of resilience and hope in the darkest of times.
Henry relates in his own voice a life as a champion swimmer, interrupted by three years imprisoned in Auschwitz and Buchenwald as a Polish political prisoner. With a pragmatic gallows humor and sense of hope, he showed the author how to truly live for today, preferably with a shot of good Polish vodka. Henry’s path of resiliency and power of connection are as relevant today as they were in World War II.
Recipient – 2018 Polish Heritage Award – Polish American Congress of Arizona for “her contribution to the documentation of the suffering inflicted on Polish people during the Holocaust.”