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A Past in Hiding: Memory and Survival in Nazi Germany

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Publisher Comments:

Winner of the Mark Lynton History Prize

A Los Angeles Times Best Book

A Koret Jewish Book Award Finalist

A Past in Hiding is a survivor story and historical investigation that offers new insight into daily life in the Third Reich and the powers and pitfalls of memory. At the outbreak of World War II, Marianne Strauss, the sheltered daughter of well-to-do German Jews, was an ordinary girl, concerned with her studies, friends, and romance. Almost overnight she was transformed into a woman of spirit and defiance, a fighter who, when the Gestapo came for her family, seized the moment and went underground. On the run for two years, Marianne traveled across Nazi Germany with false papers, aided by a remarkable resistance organization, previously unknown and unsung.

Drawing on an astonishing cache of photographs, letters, diaries, and documents, as well as interviews on three continents, historian Mark Roseman reconstructs Marianne's odyssey and the fortunes of her friends and family, revealing aspects of life in the Third Reich long hidden from view. Here are letters from Marianne's fiance, deported to the little-known Izbica ghetto; Gestapo records of the special protection that the Strausses and other well-placed Jews received from the Wehrmacht's intelligence division, and of Adolf Eichmann's decision to deport them nonetheless; Marianne's diary of her years on the run; and rare communications from Thereisenstadt and Auschwitz that track the fate of her parents.

As Roseman excavates the past, he puts forward a new and sympathetic interpretation of the troubling discrepancies between fact and recollection that so often cloud survivors' accounts. A detective story, a love story, a story of great courage and survival in the harshest conditions, A Past In Hiding is also a poignant investigation into the nature of memory, authenticity, and truth.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references and index.

About the Author

Mark Roseman teaches modern history at the University of Southampton in England and has published widely on many aspects of twentieth-century German history. He lives in Birmingham, England.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312420659
Subtitle:
and Survival in Nazi Germany
Author:
Roseman, Mark
Publisher:
Picador
Location:
New York
Subject:
Women
Subject:
World war, 1939-1945
Subject:
Jews
Subject:
Ethnic Cultures
Subject:
Historical - Holocaust
Subject:
Jewish women
Subject:
Anti-nazi movement
Subject:
Ethnic Cultures - General
Subject:
General Biography
Edition Description:
1st Picador USA pbk. ed.
Publication Date:
20020406
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
512
Dimensions:
9.23x6.13x1.38 in. 1.27 lbs.

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History and Social Science » Europe » Germany » Nazi Germany
History and Social Science » World History » Holocaust

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