'This book is a memorial to a lost generation' Daily Telegraph On 19 April 1943, three young men stopped a train. The train was transporting 1,631 Jews from the Belgian town of Mechelen to Auschwitz. Equipped only with four pairs of pliers, a hurricane lamp covered in red paper and a single pistol, Youra Livchitz, Jean Frankelmon and Robert Maistriau carried out a plan that had been hatched by Jewish members of the resistance but rejected as too dangerous by the armed partisans.The three of them managed to free seventeen ...

The Twentieth Train 2004, Atlantic Books, London

ISBN-13: 9781843540441