Fred Wander


The Seventh Well


Fred Wander was born in 1917 in Vienna. In 1938 he emigrated to France and was interned there in 1939 before escaping to Switzerland, from where he was deported to Germany in 1942. He survived Auschwitz, Buchenwald and several other concentration camps. He was moved to write The Seventh Well after the tragic death of his daughter Kitty. Fred Wander died in 2006 aged ninety.

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