The Boy Who Didn’t Want to Die

Peter Lantos is a neuroscientist and holocaust survivor who has written a children’s book about his childhood experience of being sent, aged 5 years old,  with his family from Hungary to Bergen Belsen.  In this episode, he talks to Nikki Gamble about his reasons for writing a children’s book, his experiences, and his hopes for future generations.

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Publisher’s Blurb

Who Didn’t Want to Die
A story of survival – and enduring hope in the face of unspeakable hardship – on an extraordinary journey made by Peter, a boy of five, through war-torn Europe in 1944 and 45. Peter soon realises that this new adventure is really a nightmare, watching bombs falling from the blue sky outside Vienna and learning maths from his mother in Belsen.

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