Escaping Hitler: A Jewish Boy's Quest for Freedom and His Future

Escaping Hitler: A Jewish Boy's Quest for Freedom and His Future

by Phyllida Scrivens


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781510708655
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
Publication date: 01/10/2017
Pages: 260
Product dimensions: 9.30(w) x 6.20(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Phyllida Scrivens lives with her husband, Victor, on the River Yare in Norwich, England, with swans, geese, and ducks for neighbors. Since ten years old she has loved to write. Her successes include articles for magazines, short stories, monologues and one-act plays. At the age of sixty she fulfilled a long-term ambition when awarded a masters in biography and creative nonfiction from the University of East Anglia. But it was a weekly biographical interview feature, Meeting People, published during the nineties that unwittingly prepared her for this debut full-length biography.

Table of Contents

List of Plates vi

Dedication ix

Acknowledgments xi

Illustration Credits xii

Foreword xiv

Author's Introduction xvi

Family Trees xviii

The Travels of Gunter Stern, July 1939 xx

Prologue: Visitors 1

Chapter 1 Child, 1924-1939 3

Chapter 2 Schoolboy and Soldier, 1939-1945 35

Chapter 3 Parent and Politician, 1945-1955 67

Chapter 4 Businessman and Lion, 1955-1970 99

Chapter 5 Tour Guide and Sheriff, 1970-1980 134

Chapter 6 Employer and Grandfather, 1980-2000 165

Chapter 7 Retirement 182

Epilogue 200

Bibliography 202

Index 204

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Escaping Hitler: A Jewish Boy's Quest for Freedom and His Future 1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Only the first half of the book is of any historic value. The second half is just worthless prattle.