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The accidental captives : the story of seven women alone in Nazi Germany

Author: Carolyn Gossage
Publisher: Toronto [Ont.] : Dundurn, ©2012
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : English-language edView all editions and formats
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In April 1941, a passenger ship sailing from New York to Cape Town was attacked and sunk by a German raider in the South Atlantic. The passengers were pulled from the waters and transported to Nazi-occupied France, where the majority, as (at that time) neutral citizens of the United States, were released and returned home. News of their fortunate escape soon broke and the story became an overnight sensation. Yet  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Carolyn Gossage
ISBN: 9781459704169 1459704169
OCLC Number: 827363590
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 210 pages, [16] pages of plates) : illustrations, digital file
Contents: The last voyage of the Zamzam 20 March-17 April 1941 --
Prisoners of war on the high seas, 18 April-20 May 1941 --
Overland into the Third Reich, 21 May-15 June 1941 --
Liebenau internment camp, 16 June-13 September 1941 --
Stranded in Berlin, 14 September 1941-12 June 1942 --
Repatriation, 13-30 June 1942.
Responsibility: Carolyn Gossage with the co-operation of Peter Levitt.
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In April 1941, a passenger ship sailing from New York to Cape Town was attacked and sunk by a German raider in the South Atlantic. The passengers were pulled from the waters and transported to Nazi-occupied France, where the majority, as (at that time) neutral citizens of the United States, were released and returned home. News of their fortunate escape soon broke and the story became an overnight sensation. Yet amidst the excitement generated by the captives' release, the fate of those left behind was all but forgotten. Among these unlucky few were seven Canadian women, whose remarkable wartime journey was only just beginning. Interned in German detention camps as 'enemy aliens', they were eventually moved to Berlin, to await repatriation. But - due to a bureaucratic mix up - when they arrived in Berlin, this small group of women found themselves alone, stranded in the heart of Hitler's Germany.

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