Gary Gray (Gustav Josef Grajcar) was born in Sosnowiec, Poland. In April 1942, aged only thirteen, he was incarcerated for three years in slave-labour and concentration camps. He alone of his immediate family survived. While living in Warsaw in 1958, in a remarkable sequence of events, he discovered that he had two aunts in Melbourne. A year later he joined them. In 1986, Gary Gray began recording his war experiences in the form of short stories. They gained wide acclaim and have been published in various anthologies, magazines and newspapers. Now one book preserves these memorable stories for posterity.