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Swimming upstream : a Jewish refugee from Vienna

Author: T Scarlett Epstein; Mazal Holocaust Collection.
Publisher: London ; Portland. Or. : Vallentine Mitchell, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Swimming Upstream is the story of a remarkable woman. Born in 1922 into a Viennese Jewish family, T. Scarlett Epstein was catapulted into immediate adulthood by the Australian Anschluss. She had to learn to think on her feet in order to save herself and her family from the nightmares of the Holocaust. Her dangerous escape route took her via Yugoslavia to Albania; finally, after a terrifying flight via Germany, she  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Epstein, T. Scarlett (Trude Scarlett).
Swimming upstream.
London ; Portland. Or. : Vallentine Mitchell, 2005
(OCoLC)607654520
Named Person: T Scarlett Epstein; T Scarlett Epstein
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: T Scarlett Epstein; Mazal Holocaust Collection.
ISBN: 0853036063 9780853036067 0853036071 9780853036074
OCLC Number: 60688647
Description: 209 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Responsibility: T. Scarlett Epstein.

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"Swimming Upstream is the story of a remarkable woman. Born in 1922 into a Viennese Jewish family, T. Scarlett Epstein was catapulted into immediate adulthood by the Australian Anschluss. She had to learn to think on her feet in order to save herself and her family from the nightmares of the Holocaust. Her dangerous escape route took her via Yugoslavia to Albania; finally, after a terrifying flight via Germany, she arrived in England. Her ambitions to become a surgeon were dashed as she found herself sitting at a sewing machine in one of the many sweatshops in London. She attended night school and was awarded a scholarship to study for an economics degree. Days before her final exams she was severely burned in an accident. Unable to write and in excruciating pain, she dictated her exam answers from her hospital bed." "Unlucky in love, she concentrated on her work and spent two years in Indian villages as part of her doctoral studies, which marked the beginning of a brilliant academic career. On her return she met Bill Epstein, love blossomed over the seminar table, and for a time she experienced happiness as never before. The couple made an ideal working partnership that took them to such far-flung places as Papua New Guinea. After the heartbreak of several miscarriages, she and Bill finally had a family. Scarlett's life continued to be a battle as she struggled with health problems. However, she had become a strong swimmer over the years and her story of courage and determination, of love and loss will be an inspiration to readers."--BOOK JACKET.

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