TITLE: Parallel Journeys
CHIEF CREATIVE OFFICER: Bobby Pawar
NATIONAL CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Senthil KumarPLANNER: Navonil Chatterjee
ACCOUNT MANAGEMENT: Rajesh Gangwani, Meeta Bharvani, Karthik Katti, Shri Pendakur
DIRECTOR: Abhinay Deo
PRODUCTION HOUSE: RDP Films
MUSIC DIRECTORS: Dhruv Ghanekar (WahWah Music), Taufiq Qureshi (Vocal Percussionist)
She was a young German Jew. He was an ardent member of the Hitler Youth. This is the story of their parallel journey through World War II. Helen Waterford and Alfons Heck were born just a few miles from each other in the German Rhineland. But their lives took radically different courses: Helen's to the Auschwitz extermination camp; Alfons to a high rank in the Hitler Youth. While Helen was hiding in Amsterdam, Alfons was a fanatic believer in Hitler's "master race." While she was crammed in a cattle car bound for the death camp Auschwitz, he was a teenage commander of frontline troops, ready to fight and die for the glory of Hitler and the Fatherland. This book tells both of their stories, side-by-side, in an overwhelming account of the nightmare that was WWII. The riveting stories of these two remarkable people must stand as a powerful lesson to us all.
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Parallel Journeys, by Eleanor Ayer with Helen Waterford and Alfons Heck, compares the life of two young people in Germany during the rise of Hitler and the outbreak of World War II. They were born within sixty miles of each other, but their lives took dramatically different paths.
Eleanor H. Ayer
Limited preview - 2011