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I seek a kind person : my father, seven children and the adverts that helped them escape the Holocaust

Borger, Julian2024
Books, Manuscripts
In 1938, Jewish families are scrambling to flee Vienna. Desperate, they take out adverts offering their children into the safe keeping of readers of a British newspaper, the Manchester Guardian. The right words in the right order could mean the difference between life and death. Eighty-three years later, Guardian journalist Julian Borger comes across the advert that saved his father, Robert, from the Nazis. Robert had kept this a secret, like almost everything else about his traumatic Viennese childhood, until he took his own life. Drawn to the shadows of his family's past and starting with nothing but a page of newspaper adverts, Borger traces the remarkable stories of his father, the other advertised children and their families, each thrown into the maelstrom of a world at war.
Author:
Imprint:
London : John Murray, 2024.
Collation:
304 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 20 cm
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN:
9781399803311 (pbk)
Dewey class:
940.5318092940.5318940.531809
LC class:
D804.196
Language:
English
BRN:
3947394
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