No Fixed Abode: A Jewish Odyssey to Africa

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Overview


Peter Fraenkel here gives a vivid account of a childhood in a middle-class, non-observant Jewish family in Nazi Germany, forced to emigrate to Zambia (then Northern Rhodesia) in 1939. Here the contrast could hardly be greater, from persecuted Jew, to "enemy alien" in colonial Northern Rhodesia, to re-assimilation into the privileged colonial elite. Following education in Northern and Southern Rhodesia he worked for the Northern Rhodesian and later, Central Broadcasting Service. Here his pioneering work and support for racial equality in a deeply racist society connected with his earlier life--"no fixed abode" but in tune with humane liberalism.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781850436263
  • Publisher: I. B.Tauris & Company, Limited
  • Publication date: 4/16/2005
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 6.46 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 1.02 (d)

Meet the Author


Peter Fraenkel left his broadcasting career in Africa and came to the UK. He pursued a successful career in the BBC World Service, where he became the Controller of European Services.
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Table of Contents


Part I: Silesia
• Roots in the Air
• But we were Germans
• We became Jews
• Exodus
• Where you die of hunger doesn't make much of a difference, does it?
• Part II: Rhodesia
• Encountering Dimitrov and Macbeth
• Quit you like men
• Red Thug?
• Becoming a Bwana
• Out of the saucepan
• Vultures high and low
• Vampiremen
• Searchlights in the dark
• The Watch on the Rhine
• Index
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