Frank Krake is an established speaker and writer who is fascinated by remarkable stories in modern history. He has written five books during the last decade and he met Wim Aloserij - whose story is told in The Last Survivor - during a book talk. This chance meeting led to the beginning of an remarkable relationship where Wim entrusted Frank with the job of putting his extraordinary life to paper. Through a combination of interviews, trips to the concentration camps Wim survived and historical grounds mentioned in the book along with comprehensive research in international archives, Frank was able to create a compelling, true-to-life account of Wim's story.
This is an extraordinary biography. A gripping narrative that opens as derring-do wartime escape drama rapidly turns into a horror story about man's inhumanity to man. Vividly told in spare prose, The Last Survivor charts one young man's unspeakable torment at the hands of the SS and his astonishing survival against all the odds. Important and unforgettable. * Jonathan Dimbleby *