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Their lives before us

Author: Dagmar Strauss
Publisher: Tel Aviv : Dekel Publishing House ; Monterey, CA : Samuel Wachtman's Sons, Inc., [2017] ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English
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"The startling discovery in a flat in Melbourne, Australia, of over 160 letters exchanged between a young, loving Jewish couple in Nazi Germany was the catalyst for former ABC journalist Dagmar Strauss Yaari's exploration of her parents' hidden past. The sudden windfall of old letters is replete with unexpected revelations. As the letters are translated, a fascinating family drama unfolds. Strauss Yaari learns of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
History
Biography
Named Person: Gottfried Strauss; Irene Strauss; Dagmar Strauss
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dagmar Strauss
ISBN: 9781941905142 1941905145
OCLC Number: 990176485
Description: 258 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm
Responsibility: by Dagmar Strauss Yaari.

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"The startling discovery in a flat in Melbourne, Australia, of over 160 letters exchanged between a young, loving Jewish couple in Nazi Germany was the catalyst for former ABC journalist Dagmar Strauss Yaari's exploration of her parents' hidden past. The sudden windfall of old letters is replete with unexpected revelations. As the letters are translated, a fascinating family drama unfolds. Strauss Yaari learns of her father' arrest by the Gestapo while on his honeymoon, an event that separates her newlywed parents, Gottfried and Irene Strauss, for an agonizing three years. The author was stunned to discover her gentle and unassuming father had been charged and convicted for 'preparation for high treason.' This event and more are artfully depicted in Their Lives Before Us. It is a story of suffering and survival in calamitous circumstances and the beginning of a journey that moves from Germany to Japanese-controlled Shanghai, China, and ends on the distant shores of Australia"--

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<http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/4251379313#Topic\/jewish_women_australia<\/a>> # Jewish women--Australia<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:Intangible<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"Jewish women--Australia<\/span>\"@en<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
<http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/4251379313#Topic\/jews<\/a>> # Jews<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:Intangible<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"Jews<\/span>\"@en<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
<http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/4251379313#Topic\/jews_australia_melbourne_vic_history<\/a>> # Jews--Australia--Melbourne (Vic.)--History<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:Intangible<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"Jews--Australia--Melbourne (Vic.)--History<\/span>\"@en<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
<http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/4251379313#Topic\/jews_china<\/a>> # Jews--China<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:Intangible<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"Jews--China<\/span>\"@en<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
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