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At the end of 1944, as an older teen, David Hersch beat KZ Mauthausen – the most violent Nazi concentration camp in Austria. His harrowing escape from the German death machine is told by his son -- Jack Hersch -- in "Death March Escape The Remarkable Story of a Man Who Twice Escaped the Nazi Holocaust" (2018). Throughout his life, Jack listened to his father's story at the Passover Seder but discovered after his father's death that he needed to know more. We talked about his father’s experiences and why this story has haunted him throughout his life.

Jack Hersch is a talented writer, but his day job is as a strategic advisor to investment institutions and corporate managements. He has served as a corporate board member, and has guest-lectured in the business schools of M.I.T., U.S.C. and U.C. Berkeley. He lives in New York City. 

 Also, he is is a pilot who flies aerobatic planes – earned a second-degree black belt in Goju Ryu karate – is a long-distance cyclist and ice hockey player – plays tennis at a competitive level and ran five marathons. And -- he lives in NYC. 

There are many children of Nazi Holocaust survivors – but few have spent time discovering their parent’s past. Jack dedicated several years in researching, traveling and interviewing experts to uncover how his father beat death by the Nazi killing machines. We talked about his father's story and why the son wrote this book.

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