The story of Hertzko Haft is a drawn biography of the life of Hertzko "Harry" Haft. In the year 1940 he was deported by the Nazis from his hometown in Poland and survived four and a half years in concentration camps like Auschwitz and Flossenbürg. In the camps he was used as a smuggler and boxer, where he had to fight against other prisoners.
After the war he went to America and started a carreer as a professional boxer. Partly because he didn't learn anything else, but mainly because he wanted to become as popular as possible so that his girlfriend from Poland, that he was supposed to marry, would find him.
Hertzko Hafts biography was first published in the States by Syracuse press and in Germany by "Die Werkstatt". It was told by his son Alan Scott Haft from interviews that he did in the year 2002.
The comic was published in 2011 by the newspaper "Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung" in 111 strips.
The album was released in June 2012 by Carlsen and contains more scenes than the comic strip.