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Maybe Luck Isn't Just Chance (Jewish Lives)

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Born into a middle-class doctor's family, Ruth Lilienstein was raised in Hamburg, studied law, and found herself drawn toward the ideals of the Communist Party. When Hitler came to power she had to flee because of her political activism, not because she was Jewish. She settled in Holland, where she worked for the Swiss consul, continuing vital work helping many refugees getting out of Europe, fix their passports, and hide their families. After the war, she returned to Hamburg and with her husband started one of the most respected literary agencies in the world. A story of a life of commitment, idealism, and courage, Maybe Luck Isn't Just Chance is a compelling and engrossing tale.

Synopsis:

Born into a middle-class doctor's family, young Ruth Liepman was raised in Hamburg, Germany, studied law, and found herself drawn increasingly toward the ideals of communism. In 1933 she fled to Holland. In simple, forthright, and sparklingly honest prose, noted literary agent Ruth Liepman shares her amazing life story--one that encompassed two world wars and the collapse of empires--and her love of books and writers.

About the Author

Ruth Liepman lives in Zurich.

John A. Broadwin lives in California.

Table of Contents

Author's Note

Introduction

Childhood

The First World War

Hamburg and the Lichtwark School

Member of the KPD

Legal Studies in Hamburg and Berlin

Werner Bockelmann

Exile in Holland

After the German Invasion

Life in the Underground

Hamburg after the War—Heinz Liepman

The Literary Agency

Zurich

Authors, Books, Friends

Epilogue

Historical Postscript

Product Details

ISBN:
9780810112957
Translator:
Broadwin, John A.
Author:
Broadwin, John
Translator:
Broadwin, John A.
Author:
Liepman, Ruth
Author:
Broadwin, John A.
Publisher:
Northwestern University Press
Location:
Evanston, Ill. :
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Jews
Subject:
Germany
Subject:
Liepman, Ruth
Subject:
Literary agents -- Germany -- Biography.
Subject:
Biography-Literary
Edition Number:
Translated
Edition Description:
Translated Paperback
Series:
Jewish Lives (Paperback)
Publication Date:
19980131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
125
Dimensions:
8.75 x 5.5 in

Related Subjects

Biography » Literary
Business » Communication
Business » General
Religion » Judaism » Holocaust

Maybe Luck Isn't Just Chance (Jewish Lives)
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"Synopsis" by , Born into a middle-class doctor's family, young Ruth Liepman was raised in Hamburg, Germany, studied law, and found herself drawn increasingly toward the ideals of communism. In 1933 she fled to Holland. In simple, forthright, and sparklingly honest prose, noted literary agent Ruth Liepman shares her amazing life story--one that encompassed two world wars and the collapse of empires--and her love of books and writers.
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