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Two roads home : Hitler, Stalin, and the miraculous survival of my family  Cover Image Book Book

Two roads home : Hitler, Stalin, and the miraculous survival of my family / by Daniel Finkelstein.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780385548557
  • ISBN: 0385548559
  • Physical Description: pages cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Doubleday, [2023]

Content descriptions

General Note:
"First published in Great Britain in 2023."
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Part One: Before -- Mum -- Alfred and Grete -- Dad -- Dolu and Lusia -- Mum -- An Amsterdam Childhood -- The Truth on Trial -- Trapped -- Part Two: During -- Dad -- A Knife in the Back -- Mum -- Overrun -- Joy and Glee -- The Departing -- Betty from Nottingham -- Dad -- Into Exile -- The Island of Hunger and Death -- Mum -- Alfred's War -- Citizens of Paraguay -- Dad -- Amnesty -- What Happened to Dolu -- Reunion and Freedom -- Mum -- Westerbork -- The Transfer -- Camille -- Belsen -- The Exchange -- Dad -- The Dock at Southampton -- Mum -- Three Skeletons -- Part Three: After -- Dad -- The Lady of Hendon Central -- Mum -- The Man on the President's Conscience -- Mum & Dad -- Friday Evening.
Summary, etc.:
"An epic and beautifully written World War II family history that spans Europe, telling of two happy families uprooted by war, their incredible suffering in Hitler's and Stalin's camps, and the near-miraculous survival and rescue of the author's parents who met after the war. Daniel Finkelstein's grandfather Alfred Wiener was a German Jewish intellectual leader who tolled an early warning of the impending Holocaust and became an archivist of Nazi crimes. He relocated his family to safety in Amsterdam, where they became close with Anne Frank's family. But they were eventually separated, and Daniel's mother Mirjam was sent to Bergen-Belsen with her mother and sisters while Alfred worked feverishly to free them. Finkelstein's father, Ludwik, grew up in a prosperous Jewish family in Poland where his father was a patriotic hero of the Great War. But when Stalin took control, Finkelstein's grandfather was deported to Siberia, while Ludwik and his mother were sent to Kazahkstan, where they barely survived freezing winters and harrowing forced labor conditions. Love and Murder is a page-turning account of ingenuity, bravery and the almost unbelievable coincidences that brought Daniel's parents together. The story features secret archives, forgery and theft, and sweeps across Europe to show the expanse of the war. Moving, engrossing and inspiring, Love and Murder will profoundly touch all who read it"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Finkelstein, Mirjam, 1933-2017.
Finkelstein, Ludwik, 1929-2011.
Wiener family.
Finkelstein family.
Wiener Library > History.
Holocaust survivors > Biography.
World War, 1939-1945 > Refugees > England > London > Biography.
World War, 1939-1945 > Refugees > Netherlands > Biography.
World War, 1939-1945 > Refugees > Poland > Biography.
Bergen-Belsen (Concentration camp) > Biography.
Polish people > Relocation > Russia (Federation) > Siberia.

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