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The mascot : unraveling the mystery of my Jewish father's Nazi boyhood

Author: Mark Kurzem
Publisher: New York : Plume, 2008, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Documents the author's father's childhood as a Nazi SS unit's mascot, describing how the five-year-old Jewish escapee from a death squad witnessed massacres by his unit and his efforts to hide his Nazi ties in later years.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Alex Kurzem; Alex Kurzem
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Kurzem
ISBN: 9780452289949 0452289947
OCLC Number: 223804414
Notes: Includes index.
Description: ix, 418 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
Contents: This is all that I know --
The hemorrhage --
Earth tremors --
Interrogated --
The seduction --
The Dzenis family --
The Volhov swamps --
The chocolate soldier --
Judgment --
The ground shifts --
Cast adrift --
Oxford --
Elli --
Home, again --
Escape from Riga --
To freedom --
The affidavit --
No escape --
Stockholm --
Fear --
Alice --
The letter --
Nightmares --
A telegram --
Oxford --
Koidanov --
Connections --
Solomon and Volodya --
Riga --
Carnikava --
The film --
Epilogue.
Other Titles: Unraveling the mystery of my Jewish father's Nazi boyhood
Responsibility: Mark Kurzem.

Abstract:

Documents the author's father's childhood as a Nazi SS unit's mascot, describing how the five-year-old Jewish escapee from a death squad witnessed massacres by his unit and his efforts to hide his Nazi ties in later years.

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