Paperback Giants : the dwarves of Auschwitz : the extraordinary true story of the Lilliput Troupe / Yehuda Koren & Eilat Negev ; with a foreword by Warwick Davis.
Publication year: 2014
Edition: Revised edition
Publisher: The Robson Press
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9781849546539 (pbk.) :
Translated from the German.
This translation originally published: 2013.
In this account of the Ovitz family, seven of whose ten members were dwarves, readers bear witness to the terrible irony of the Ovitzs' fate: being burdened with dwarfism helped them to endure the Holocaust. Through research and interviews with the youngest Ovitz daughter, Perla, the troupe's last surviving member, and other relatives, the authors weave the tale of a beloved and successful family of performers who were famous entertainers in Central Europe until the Nazis deported them to Auschwitz in May 1944.
xv, 283 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (black and white) ; 20 cm