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Inherit the truth, 1939-1945 : the documented experiences of a survivor of Auschwitz and Belsen

Author: Anita Lasker-Wallfisch
Publisher: London : Giles de la Mare, 1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is the story of the destruction of a talented Jewish family, and of the survival against all the odds of two young sisters. It is one of the most moving stories to emerge from the Second World  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Personal narratives
Named Person: Anita Lasker-Wallfisch; Anita Lasker-Wallfisch; Anita Lasker-Wallfisch
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anita Lasker-Wallfisch
ISBN: 1900357011 9781900357012
OCLC Number: 37465469
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 168 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Preface by Sir Martin Gilbert, 7; Acknowledgements, 9; List of Illustrations, 10; Key to Names, 12; Foreword, 13; Introduction, 15; 1 Pre-War Germany and the Kristallnacht, 17; 2 The Destruction of a Family, 21; Attempts to arrange emigration before the outbreak of war, 21; Family life after having to leave our home, 31; I go back to school, 34; Forced labour, 38; My parents are deported, 45; 3 Alone in Breslau with Renate, 48; 4 Convicted Criminals, 53; 5 'Voluntary' Transfer to Auschwitz, 68; 6 Music for the Inferno, 74; 7 From Hell to Hell: Our Miraculous Escape to Belsen, 87; 8 The Liberation of Belsen, 94; 9 Peace at Belsen: Secondment to the British Army, 101; Contact with Marianne, 101; Searching for a new life, 107; The traumas of achieving entry to England, 115; 10 Marooned in Brussels, 136; 11 The Boat Across the Channel, 142; Appendices; 1 Declaration of Possessions (Vermogenserklarung), 146; 2 Official German Documents Relating to the Seizure of the Lasker Family's Property in Breslau, 149; 3 Alma Rose in Auschwitz by Dr Margita Schwalbova, 153; 4 Transcript from the Official British Record of the Trial in Luneburg, 157; Index, 164.
Responsibility: Anita Lasker-Wallfisch.

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