Seven Days in April
Zoltan Vincze , author
April, 1945. Buchenwald. One of the biggest Nazi concentration camps. Many of the prisoners of war were selected as part of the camp’s Kommando units – Jewish workers organised by the SS to function as specialised labourers. One of those Kommando units housed six Hungarian Jews. Six friends bound by religion, race, brotherhood and circumstance. This is their story. During a routine shift to move bodies from the gas chambers, orders from the chain of command are to halt work and hunker down. The allied troops are spotted closing in. The team of six Kommandos find themselves locked inside the gas chamber. With Hitler’s extermination policy draining their spirit, circumstances for the small crew point to their demise. Their only options – wait out a suffocating death or make a break for it. An urgent plan for survival is executed, resulting in a breakout and subsequent manhunt. With minimal expectations and zero resources, only their wits and instincts can save them. Their escape transports them into a horrific world outside the perimeter where things aren’t always what they seem. Where war never ceases to show its ugly face. With the Nazis in constant pursuit, the starved and exhausted men must fight through whatever their nasty world throws at them. Their will and hope in surviving is bonded only between each other and God.