Summons to Berlin: Nazi Theft and A Daughter's Quest for Justice

Summons to Berlin: Nazi Theft and A Daughter's Quest for Justice

by Joanne Intrator
Summons to Berlin: Nazi Theft and A Daughter's Quest for Justice

Summons to Berlin: Nazi Theft and A Daughter's Quest for Justice

by Joanne Intrator

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Overview

On his deathbed, Dr. Joanne Intrator’s father poses two unsettling questions:

“Are you tough enough? Do they know who you are?”

Joanne soon realizes that these haunting questions relate to a center-city Berlin building at 16 Wallstrasse that the Nazis ripped away from her family in 1938. But a decade is to pass before she will fully come to grasp why her father threw down the gauntlet as he did.

Repeatedly, Joanne’s restitution quest brings her into confrontation with yet another of her profound fears surrounding Germany and the Holocaust. Having to call on reserves of strength she’s unsure she possesses, the author leans into her professional command of psychiatry, often overcoming flabbergasting obstacles perniciously dumped in her path.

The depth and lucidity of psychological insight threaded throughout Summons to Berlin makes it an attention-grabbing standout among books on like topics. As a reader, you’ll come away delighted to know just who Dr. Joanne Intrator is. You’ll also finish the book cheering for her, because in the end, she proves far more than tough enough to satisfy her father’s unnerving final demands.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781647425135
Publisher: She Writes Press
Publication date: 08/01/2023
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 615,341
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

Joanne Intrator’s life has been shaped by being the daughter of German Jewish refugees. From childhood, she pondered why people perpetrate atrocities on their fellow human beings. After studying German history at Connecticut College, she received an MD from Columbia Universityand became a psychiatrist with an expertise in abnormal behavior. She spearheaded the first brain imaging research on well-characterized psychopaths, which was published in the Journal of Biological Psychiatry. Following her father’s death in 1993, she took it upon herself to fight for restitution of a building in Berlin; her professional insights into the behavior of bureaucrats were critical to her understanding of how to negotiate with obstructionists. Her journey has been the subject of news articles, television interviews, and museum exhibits. Joanne practices psychiatry in New York City and writes a blog on psychopathy for Psychology Today. For more, see her website, JoanneIntrator.com.
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