Exile and Displacement: Survivors of the Nazi Persecution Remember the Emigration Experience available in Hardcover
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This anthology of autobiographical essays, in English and German, is written by academics and writers of German-Jewish background and presents a spectrum of emigration experiences from the Nazi empire of Greater Germany. When the authors succeeded in fleeing their homelands, they could take little money, they had few prospects, and they left behind families, friends, their native language, and ways of life. They were forced to enter into a world in which survival depended on the assistance of others as much as on their own ability to adjust to changes. Beyond their intrinsic interest as lived history, these retrospectives also point to experiences and problems that have been and will be shared by refugees from other times and other places.
About the Author
The Editor: Lauren Levine Enzie received her M.A. in German from the University of Pittsburgh. She is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, where she was Coordinator of the Undergraduate German Language Program until completing her comprehensive examinations. Her conference presentations include topics on German/Jewish literature and film and the Holocaust. She has taught German language and translation and is currently teaching Hebrew language and Holocaust studies while writing her dissertation on Jewish women’s autobiographical writings of the Holocaust.
Table of Contents
Contents: Lauren Levine Enzie: Introduction – Guy Stern: The Americanization of Günther – Alex Page (Pollacsek): Under the Nazi Shadow – Hilda Hertz Golden: On Becoming an American – Brigitte Hirschfeld Bodenheimer: My Life (selections) – Edith Riemer: The Holocaust Experience – Philipp P. Fehl: Life Beyond the Reach of Hope: Recollections of a Refugee, 1938 – W. Ernest Freud: Persönliche Erinnerungen an den Anschluß 1938 – Harry Zohn: Früchte des Vertriebenseins: Betrachtungen eines «Thirty-Eighters» – John Heller: Memoirs of a Reluctant Capitalist (Selections) – Eva Schiffer: Sketches – Peter Heller: Preface to a Diary on the Internment of Refugees in England in the Year of 1940 – Susanne Kirsch Friedmann: Memories of Our Wandering Years – Elizabeth Welt Trahan: Walking with Ghosts: A Jewish Childhood in Wartime Vienna (selections).