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The unwelcome one : returning home from Auschwitz

Author: Hans Frankenthal; Andreas Plake; Babette Quinkert; Florian Schmaltz
Publisher: Evanston, Ill. : Northwestern University Press, 2002.
Series: Jewish lives.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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After surviving the Nazi death camp at Auschwitz, Hans Frankenthal chose to return to live in his hometown of Schmallenberg, Germany at the age of 19. In this memoir, he describes his experiences working as a butcher in the town, a town emptied of its Jewish residences where few wanted to hear about his experiences during the war. He also describes his experiences after retirement, when he finally spoke out and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographies
Personal narratives
Named Person: Hans Frankenthal; Hans Frankenthal
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hans Frankenthal; Andreas Plake; Babette Quinkert; Florian Schmaltz
ISBN: 0810118521 9780810118522 0810118874 9780810118874
OCLC Number: 48383309
Language Note: English.
Description: xii, 169 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: "Where Is Schmallenberg?" 3 --
The Boycott 4 --
Our Jewish Home 6 --
My Childhood in Schmallenberg 8 --
The Sports Festival 11 --
Losing My Friends 13 --
The First Arrests 15 --
The Pogrom 17 --
"I Would Never Have Believed What the Germans Are Capable Of" 19 --
My Bar Mitzvah 21 --
The "Jews' Houses" 23 --
"Wheels Have to Roll to Win the War ..." 24 --
In Broad Daylight 28 --
In Cattle Cars to the East 30 --
The End of the Line --
Auschwitz 32 --
Monowitz 34 --
The First Day in the Camp 36 --
Kommando 12 38 --
Extermination by Work 39 --
The Evening Roll Call 41 --
Nighttime 43 --
Ede Besch 44 --
The SS 46 --
Buttonholes, Shoes, and Cement Bags 48 --
Barracks-Room Assistants 50 --
The Commandant's Dog 52 --
First Contacts with the Resistance 53 --
The Resistance 55 --
Sabotage 56 --
The Stonemason-Training Kommando 57 --
The Infirmary 59 --
Selection 60 --
Medical Experimentation on Human Beings 62 --
"After Us It's Their Turn!" 63 --
The Death March 64 --
The Cold Hell 67 --
The Escape 69 --
In Captivity Again 71 --
Liberation 72 --
The Return Trip 75 --
Arrival in Schmallenberg 75 --
First Encounters 76 --
Aunt Hedwig 78 --
Stumbling Blocks 80 --
Denazification in Schmallenberg 82 --
Registering with the Police 84 --
Confrontations 86 --
Starting a Family 89 --
The Children of the Survivors 91 --
Ernst 93 --
The Knee Operation 94 --
"Reparations" 95 --
A Very Ordinary Citizen of Schmallenberg 97 --
The Trial in Frankfurt 99 --
A Letter from Poland 101 --
The Children Grow Up 101 --
How It All Started Over Again 104 --
The Memorial Stone 106 --
The Long Silence of Amtsinspektor Holthaus 107 --
The Brochure 111 --
Moving to Dortmund 113 --
An Unexpected Reunion 116 --
Visiting Auschwitz 118 --
The Trial in Siegen 120 --
Another Attempt at a Memorial 121 --
The Lahrmann Company 122 --
1995: Fifty Years after My Liberation 123.
Series Title: Jewish lives.
Other Titles: Verweigerte Ruckkehr.
Responsibility: Hans Frankenthal ; in collaboration with Andreas Plake, Babette Quinkert, and Florian Schmaltz ; translated from the German by John A. Broadwin.
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Summoning the vanished world of Jewish livestock dealers in rural Germany, this is a picture of what it was like to live as a Jew in a small German town before and after the Nazis came to power. Hans  Read more...

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