Invisible Walls and to Remember is to Heal

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Juni 1999



Ingeborg Hecht's father, a prosperous Jewish attorney, was divorced from his titled German wife in 1933 two years before the promulgation of the Nuremberg laws -- and so was deprived of what these laws termed "privileged mixed matrimony." He died in Auschwitz. His two children, called "half-Jews, " were stripped of their rights, prevented from earning a living, and forbidden to marry.In this book, Hecht writes of life under these circumstances, sharing heartbreaking details of her personal life, including the death of her father -- who had been forbidden all contact with his family -- after he was deported in 1944; and her fears of perishing coupled with the shame of faring better than most of her family and friends. Hecht also offers a rich description of life after the war, when the government attempted "restitution" to the survivors.


Ingeborg Hecht is the author of many works of German history and is a regular contributor to the German press and radio. John Brownjohn was awarded the 1998 Helen and Kurt Wolff Translation Prize.
EAN: 9780810113718
ISBN: 0810113716
Untertitel: 'Jewish Lives (Paperback)'. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Juni 1999
Seitenanzahl: 200 Seiten
Übersetzer/Sprecher: Übersetzt von John Brown, John A. Broadwin
Format: kartoniert
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