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The persistence of hope : a true story

Author: Albert Alcalay
Publisher: Newark : University of Delaware Press, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is the personal saga of a young Yugoslavian artist who, well aware of the Nazi danger from its earliest days, was drafted into the Yugoslav army and taken prisoner of war. Released from the work camp because of his personal courage, Alcalay returned to Nazi-occupied Belgrade where German reprisals caused the execution of over one hundred Jews. Despite the dangers, he and his family began a journey of escape  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Personal narratives
Named Person: Albert Alcalay; Albert Alcalay
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Albert Alcalay
ISBN: 9780874139631 0874139635
OCLC Number: 76820635
Description: 323 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Thursday, March 27, 1941 --
A proud and fearful nation --
The debacle --
Prisoner of war --
Return to Belgrade --
My father's journal : part I --
The quest for freedom --
My father's journal : part II --
A voyage to Italy --
My father's journal : part III --
Interlude in Northern Italy --
My father's journal : part IV --
Reunited --
Ferramonti --
Confino libero --
In flight and hiding --
Final refuge --
Liberation.
Responsibility: Albert Alcalay.
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A story of the impact of the Nazi rise to power on the life of a Jewish youth from Belgrade who becomes a vibrant artist in Rome, then Boston, where he joins the Harvard faculty.  Read more...

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