A gift from the enemy : childhood memories in wartime Italy (Book, 2007) [WorldCat.org]
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A gift from the enemy : childhood memories in wartime Italy

A gift from the enemy : childhood memories in wartime Italy

Author: Eric Lamet
Publisher: Syracuse, N.Y. : Syracuse University Press, 2007.
Series: Religion, theology, and the Holocaust.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
"Five days after Hitler marches into Vienna, Eric Lamet and his parents flee Austria for safety of Italy, then France, then Italy again. There Eric, then aged eleven, is interned with his mother in a remote mountain village for much of the war. In this memoir, Lamet relives his boyhood in an Italy torn by war and chained by Fascism. Through a remarkable feat of memory and imagination, Lamet recreates the Italy he  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Personal Narrative
Personal narratives
Récits personnels
Named Person: Eric Lamet; Eric Lamet; Eric Lamet
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Eric Lamet
ISBN: 9780815608851 0815608853
OCLC Number: 80360267
Description: xvi, 331 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Escape from Vienna --
Poland--my extended family --
Milan --
Settling down --
Paris --
Nice --
San Remo --
Mother goes to the hospital --
Our new home on the hill --
Internment --
Getting settled --
Religion in our lives --
Moving to our apartment --
New internees arrive --
Our first winter --
Pietro Russo and Ettore Costa --
A letter from Omama --
Keeping myself occupied --
A new suit --
Don Antonio --
Pietro Russo is freed --
Tragedies and grief --
Lello is born --
Pierce's betrayal --
The German occupation --
Montevergine --
The battle for Salerno --
Normalizing our lives --
Life in America --
Series Title: Religion, theology, and the Holocaust.
Responsibility: Eric Lamet ; with a foreword by Risa Sodi.
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It is March 18, 1938. Five days after Hitler marches into Vienna, Eric Lamet - then age eight - and his family flee Austria for safety in Italy where they will stay for several years. This memoir  Read more...


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