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|Gattung/Form:||Personal narratives, Czech
|Name:||Emilie Schindler; Oskar Schindler|
Emilie Schindler; Erika Rosenberg
|Beschreibung:||xii, 162 p. : ill., maps ; 22 cm.|
|Verfasserangabe:||Emilie Schindler with Erika Rosenberg ; translated from the original Spanish by Dolores M. Koch.|
Through their work together at their two factories, saving the Jews became paramount for the Schindlers. Emilie nursed the Jewish factory workers when they fell ill, often saving their lives. She risked imprisonment or worse for her activities in the black market to feed them. Her stubbornness kept her fighting for food, even daring to ask a wealthy mill owner to give them grain to feed her starving workers. Where Light and Shadow Meet chronicles the Schindlers' flight after the war, the loss of almost all their possessions, and their eventual emigration to Argentina. There they settled on a farm, but barely scraped together an existence. Oskar returned to Germany, leaving Emilie to manage on her own.
This is the story of one woman's daily acts of bravery during Hitler's reign and why it mattered. It is also the story of a marriage and of survival. Finally, it is the story of Emilie's strength in continuing on one day at a time.