Tin Soldier in a Cardboard Box

A Young Boy in Hiding: Austria-Belgium-France

By Ari Livne

Format: Hardcover

ISBN: 978-965-308-490-2


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Henri (Ari) Livne was born in Vienna, and at 8 years old his life was changed forever. He and his parents escaped Austria to Belgium, where they lived in hiding, avoiding arrest, for years. While in Nazi occupied Brussels, he was taken in by 'Aunt Angele'. Henri adopted a false identity, and became a French-speaking Christian boy. His amazing acting abilities, calmness under stress and abilities to improvise saved his life time and again.

This book shows the complex relationship between Henri's real and adopted identity and how these interplayed in his daily fight for survival.