Strassmans: From Rawicz and Berlin to America, 1793 - 1993

Strassmans: From Rawicz and Berlin to America, 1793 - 1993

by W. Paul Strassmann
     
 

ISBN-10: 1845454162

ISBN-13: 9781845454166

Pub. Date: 06/02/2008

Publisher: Berghahn Books, Incorporated

Across six generations and two hundred years, this book tells the story of a German- Jewish family who emigrated from Rawicz, Poland, first to Prussian Berlin, and finally to America. In Berlin they found success in politics, medical science, theatre, and aviation and considered themselves German patriots. With the catastrophe of the First World War and its

Overview

Across six generations and two hundred years, this book tells the story of a German- Jewish family who emigrated from Rawicz, Poland, first to Prussian Berlin, and finally to America. In Berlin they found success in politics, medical science, theatre, and aviation and considered themselves German patriots. With the catastrophe of the First World War and its aftermath, they suffered rejection, threats, and persecution as their fellow citizens became unhinged by Nazism, forcing Strassmanns into exile abroad where they again made their mark and rebuilt successful careers. This book is populated by extraordinary characters, such as Wolfgang, the convicted revolutionary of 1848 who nevertheless led urban reform; by Ernst, who directed the only liberal anti-Nazi resistance movement; and by Antonie, a celebrated actress and transatlantic sports pilot. Strassmann highlights both the large-scale and the very personal dramas of this period in world history. The book is enhanced by many photographs, offering a fascinating document of the fate of a remarkable family.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781845454166
Publisher:
Berghahn Books, Incorporated
Publication date:
06/02/2008
Pages:
286
Product dimensions:
7.10(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.80(d)

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