Goodbye Berlin

Goodbye Berlin

by Margaret Dunlop


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Goodbye Berlin by Margaret Dunlop

The 24th of March, 1939, was a poignant day for twelve-year-old Gerald Wiener. He was on a train pulling out of Berlin and he was on his way to the UK to escape persecution in Nazi Germany. He was one of the thousands of unaccompanied children saved by the Kindertransport. Looked after by two sisters in Oxford, his abilities as a scholar became apparent and from an early age he was set on the road to academic achievement. This book shows how one man’s life and achievements mirror the great events of the second half of the twentieth century and the opening years of the new millennium.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781780274201
Publisher: Birlinn, Limited
Publication date: 08/01/2017
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Margaret M. Dunlop is the wife of Gerald Wiener. Born and brought up in Glasgow, she became a teacher, and eventually a head teacher in the Scottish Borders. She met Gerald in Edinburgh and they married in 1985. She is the author of two fiction titles, Marching in Scotland – Dancing in New York and Blind Date in Gibraltar.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations vii

Foreword ix

Author's Preface xi

1 Hello, Dolly 1

2 Berlin Childhood 7

3 Early Schooldays 12

4 Goodbye, Berlin 16

5 New Beginnings 22

6 The Spooners of Oxford 30

7 Farming 36

8 Student Days 43

9 Meeting His First Wife 52

10 The Scientist and the Big Sheep Experiment 55

11 To the USA 66

12 Finding a New Family 75

13 The Lucky Break 82

14 Ethiopia 87

15 Melbourne Conference and a Return to Ethiopia 96

16 A Homecoming 102

17 Edinburgh Years and A Fateful Meeting 107

18 Wedding Bells 113

19 Return to the USA 117

20 The American Family's Story 121

21 Revelations in Golden Gate Park 130

22 Luise's Story 135

23 A Journey to Meet a Brother 141

24 A Sentimental Destination 145

25 Marion's Story 149

26 Catching Up With Old Friends 152

27 From Glory Through Turmoil to Dolly 158

28 Retirement, a New Career, and a Quick Exit from Yemen 169

29 1988 - A Busy Year 175

30 The Road to the Yak Country and Bangladesh 186

31 Return Visits to China 195

32 A North Korean Interlude 203

33 Return to Berlin 207

34 Back to India 212

35 Yak Conferences and New Visits 225

36 Events, Serious and Entertaining, in China 237

37 Later Years 246

Index 255

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