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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)

Table of Contents

Preface : Family History and Working with the Past

Jutta Lange-Quassowski

Chapter 1. Introduction: A Family En Route

Chapter 2. A Father against Orthodoxy: Heiman in Rawicz

Chapter 3. From the Revolution of 1848 to Reforms in Berlin after 1863: Wolfgang and Ferdinand

Chapter 4. Medical Achievements and Disappointments: Paul and his Siblings

Chapter 5. Golden Years of the Women's Clinic and of Forensic Medicine: 1909 – 1933

Chapter 6. Soldiers

Chapter 7. Stage and Sky: Antonie – I

Chapter 8. A Zenith in Heidelberg with a bitter End: Gisela and Max

Chapter 9. Stalked by Nazis in the Schumannstrasse: 1933 – 1936

Chapter 10. Inseparable despite Emigration: Erwin and Ilse

Chapter 11. Transatlantic Tensions in New York: Antonie – II

Chapter 12. Old Trees, Transplanted: Paul and Hedwig in Dahlem

Chapter 13. Beginning again in Minnesota Erwin and Family

Chapter 14. On to Houston, Texas: City of the Future

Chapter 15. Destination Auschwitz Reinhold 1944

Chapter 16. Leading a Liberal Resistance Group: Ernst Karl Otto

Chapter 17. Looking Back

End Notes

References

Acknowledgments

Family Trees

Editorial Notes

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