Between Worlds: In Czechoslovakia, England, and America

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The author was born to Jewish parents who converted to Lutheranism. She describes her childhood in the provincial town of Troppau in the Sudentland before World War II. She and her mother fled to England, but her father died in a Nazi concentration camp. After the war, she returend to Czechoslovakia, to find the world of her childhood vanished,a nd she finally immigrated to the U.S.
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New York, NY 1991 Hardcover First Ed; First Printing indicated. First Ed; First Printing indicated. REMAINDER, showing a mark at the top edge. Else, Near Fine in Fine DJ: Book ... shows only the remainder mark, else flawless; binding square and secure; text clean. DJ flawless; price unclipped; mylar-protected. Virtually 'As New'. NOT Book-Club or Ex-Library. Hardback with DJ. In this affecting memoir, Bell, born in the Sudetenland, a German-speaking Czechoslovakian Jew, describes the ethnic and religious limbo into which she, a schoolgirl, was propelled when the Nazis took over her homeland in 1938. She and her mother found refuge in England; her father, who remained, died in a work camp. Bell recalls the cultured world she lost when she became a refugee, a world never restored, even when she returned to Communist Czechoslovakia. Other events brought her to northern California, where her adult education flourished and where she is president of the Pacific Coast branch of the National Conference of British His Read more Show Less

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New York, New York, U.S.A. 1991 Hardcover First Edition / First Printing Fine in Fine jacket 8vo-over 7?"-9?" tall. Black remainder mark on the outer page edges, overall a very ... crisp and clean used copy, almost new and unread condition! Dj is nicely preserved in a brand new protective mylar plastic cover! 228 very fine, unmarked and uncreased pages of text and 8 pages of wonderful black and white photographs! "This unusual and fascinating memoir begins with a middle-European childhood in the 1930s; it ends much later in America, when the author belatedly discovers her vocation. Susan Groag Bell was the only child of an haut bourgeois family living in a baroque townhouse in the Sudetenland in Czechoslovakia. For the little girl it was a sheltered, privileged life with many of the trappings of a fairy tale. If everything had gone on as it began, the Groags would have lived happily ever after. But is was soon to change: History intervened." Read more Show Less

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The author was born to Jewish parents who converted to Lutheranism. She describes her childhood in the provincial town of Troppau in the Sudentland before World War II. She and her mother fled to England, but her father died in a Nazi concentration camp. After the war, she returend to Czechoslovakia, to find the world of her childhood vanished,a nd she finally immigrated to the U.S.
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In this affecting memoir, Bell, born in the Sudetenland, a German-speaking Czechoslovakian Jew, describes the ethnic and religious limbo into which she, a schoolgirl, was propelled when the Nazis took over her homeland in 1938. She and her mother found refuge in England; her father, who remained, died in a work camp. Bell recalls the cultured world she lost when she became a refugee, a world never restored, even when she returned to Communist Czechoslovakia. Other events brought her to northern California, where her adult education flourished and where she is president of the Pacific Coast branch of the National Conference of British Historians. Stoic acceptance and a doughty resilience are the underpinnings of this personal footnote to a history of persecution. (July)
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Bell lived the early years of her life as the pampered only child of a German couple in Sudeten Czechoslovakia. Although they had converted, Judaism was in the family background, and Bell's parents decided to leave the continent. Bell and her mother fled to England, but her father stayed behind and died in a concentration camp. Bell narrates her years as a teen in England, her return to Czechoslovakia after the war, her realization that she no longer fit there, and her return to England. She eventually ended up in America and became a feminist historian. Although interesting, especially about
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780525933144
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 7/5/1991
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 20.00 (w) x 20.00 (h) x 20.00 (d)

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