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Lifesaving letters : a child's flight from the Holocaust

Author: Milena Roth
Publisher: Seattle, WA : University of Washington Press, ©2004.
Series: Samuel and Althea Stroum book.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st US edView all editions and formats
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From the publisher: In 1939, in the shadow of Hitler's occupation of Czechoslovakia, six-year-old Milena Roth was sent away from her home and her loving parents and taken to safety by what came to be known as the Kindertransport, which rescued ten thousand Jewish children from the Holocaust and placed them with guardians in England. When she boarded the train in Prague, expecting to be reunited soon with her  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Personal narratives
Records and correspondence
Correspondence
Named Person: Anna Roth; Milena Roth; Anna Roth; Milena Roth
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Milena Roth
ISBN: 0295983779 9780295983776
OCLC Number: 54773542
Language Note: Text in English.
Notes: "A Samuel and Althea Stroum book."
Description: xxiv, 192 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Foreword / David Patterson --
Preface --
Acknowledgments --
Introduction --
Family history --
Letters --
Wartime in England --
Outcome --
Heda, Elsie, Doris, and Me --
Recovery --
Full circle --
Postscript --
Bibliography --
Index.
Series Title: Samuel and Althea Stroum book.
Other Titles: Life saving letters
Responsibility: Milena Roth ; foreword by David Patterson.
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From the publisher: In 1939, in the shadow of Hitler's occupation of Czechoslovakia, six-year-old Milena Roth was sent away from her home and her loving parents and taken to safety by what came to be known as the Kindertransport, which rescued ten thousand Jewish children from the Holocaust and placed them with guardians in England. When she boarded the train in Prague, expecting to be reunited soon with her parents, Milena was aware of the danger and terror that surrounded her: 'I knew I would die if I didn't go.' At the end of her long journey she found a xenophobic, racist society, 'an anti-Semitic country in an anti-Semitic world.' Milena settled into the household of her mother's English friend from the Girl Guides, who had agreed to take Milena in and who planned to bring her parents to England as well. She spent six uncertain years waiting for her parents and enduring her foster mother's complex ambivalence. Milena learned only after the war that her parents were deported from Czechoslovakia in July 1943 and died at Auschwitz. Whatever the faults of Milena's guardian, she had been genuinely fond of Milena's mother and preserved her old friend's letters. These she gave to Milena, and they form the heart of this book. The first letter dates from 1930; the last, written less than a year before Milena's parents were captured and murdered, is heavy with 'an air of despairing farewell,' an understanding that escape was no longer possible. As an adult, Milena Roth spent many years piecing together the fate of her family and making sense of her life. In this book, drawing on her mother's poignant letters and on her own memories and experiences, she recounts the challenges of integrating, in adulthood, the wounds and bereavements of childhood and of 'regaining the confidence of my place in the universe that had been lost.'

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