Fritz and Kurt
Jeremy Dronfield

Fritz and Kurt

The extraordinary true story of The Boy Who Followed his Father Into Auschwitz, the number one Sunday Times  and international bestseller, published in 2019 to huge acclaim and translated into 19 languages. Illustrated and retold specially for young readers.


This new version of the story will be completely rewritten for middle-grade readers aged 9+ and will educate and inspire children with the powerful real-life account of two brothers’ experiences during the Holocaust.
Fritz and Kurt interweaves two incredible true stories, following the brothers of the title who – on opposite sides of the world – navigate one of the most appalling periods in modern history. And through remarkable courage, they find that hope can emerge even in the darkest of times.
The book will feature sensitive and informative illustrations by David Ziggy Greene, children’s illustrator and former reportage cartoonist for Private Eye.
It will be published alongside teaching resources to support readers and contextualise its history.


Book Details:

  • Author: Jeremy Dronfield
  • On Submission
  • Rights Sold
    • United Kingdom: Penguin
    • USA: Harper Collins
    • Germany: Random House Germany
Jeremy Dronfield

Jeremy Dronfield

Jeremy Dronfield is a versatile, multi-faceted writer with four novels to his name. He came to writing via a circuitous route. His first serious stopover in life was as an archaeologist. After a few years in rescue excavation, he did his doctoral research at Cambridge University, on the subject of art and religion in prehistoric Ireland. His thesis was published as a series of papers in international journals including Antiquity and Current Anthropology. While trying to get an academic career in archaeology off the ground, he began dabbling in writing fiction – a pursuit he’d ...
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Book Reviews

  • "a heartrending and absolutely necessary read about the scope and depth of the ­Holocaust… meticulous research and interviews, this powerful work of narrative nonfiction… This essential work shows young readers how the Holocaust came to happen and how two amazing human beings survived its horrors. "
    School Library Journal.