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A time out of joint : a journey from Nazi Germany to post-war Britain

Author: Roland Hill
Publisher: London ; New York : Radcliffe Press ; New York, NY : Distributed by Palgrave Macmillan, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats

Roland Hill was born in Hamburg in 1920 to prosperity and culture - his father was a sugar trader and his mother an opera singer. Both were of Jewish descent but had converted to Christianity. This  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Biographies
Personal narratives
Personal narratives, German
Named Person: Roland Hill; Roland Hill
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Roland Hill
ISBN: 9781845114954 1845114957
OCLC Number: 148904973
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xvii, 325 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: List of Illustrations --
Preface --
1. The End of the Beginning --
Looking for my childhood --
How to play the games --
My father courts Adele --
My mother's 'spark' --
The coming of Hitler --
My grandmama's big journey --
2. Viennese Emancipation --
The killing of Chancellor Dollfuss --
Tu, felix Austria --
Meeting a great contemporary --
God writes straight with crooked lines --
Farewell free Austria --
3. Paradise of Exiles --
A mature friendship --
Leaving for England with L5 --
4. Asylum Seeker --
A land of such dear souls --
Minding my manners --
What to do with early morning tea? --
Sack race at Balliol --
Cleaning the loos with the Kaiser's grandson --
5. Labor Omnia Vincit --
Different countries - different four-letter words --
Mixing concrete and theology --
Benefits of the kitchen sink --
Invading Normandy --
Raised to three stripes and crown --
Controlling the German press --
6. Being a Liberator --
Tea with the 'Lion of Munster' --
Permission to fraternize --
St Hildegard, women's lib or omnia vincit amor --
How my parents survived the war --
7. An Elderly Student --
The relevance of St Benedict --
A lesson from Sir Michael Howard --
8. Writing 'Pro Ecclesia Dei', 'Regina et Patria' --
Journalist apprentice --
The remarkable DW --
The diplomatic silence of Pius XII --
Edith Stein appeals to the pope --
Is the Church institutionally anti-Semitic? --
9. Lord Jones - Alive or Dead? --
Insularity breeds contempt --
Great scenes in the Commons --
The FO blocks Maggie's view --
Churchill's mouse --
Anglo-German misunderstandings --
Dr Waldheim ingratiates himself --
A born European Habsburg --
The good Herr Karl --
John Bull's other island --
'Gay' London attracts the cultural world --
Meeting T. S. Eliot --
A visit to Henry Moore --
Sir Karl Popper: happiest of philosophers --
Dylan and Caitlin Thomas as parents --
Meeting England's 'Queen of Romance ' --
An Englishwoman among the Arabs --
An unusual muncio --
Honouring W. H. Auden --
Busybodies in the media --
10. Tracing the Footsteps of a 'Flawed Archangel' --
Rounding the archives --
A positive reception --
Dollinger's last word --
11. Commemorating Amelia --
Three inseparable sisters --
Pets galore --
Discovering allergies --
Responsibility: Roland Hill.


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