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Stadt ohne Seele

Aufbau Digital


Zeitroman und Schicksalspanorama: Der „Anschluss“ Österreichs durch die Nazis im März 1938 und ihr Einmarsch in Wien waren ein traumatischer Wendepunkt in der europäischen Geschichte. Anschaulich und detailreich erzählt Manfred Flügge vom tragischen Irrtum Kurt Schuschniggs und dem Versagen der Weltöffentlichkeit. In einem Wechsel von historischer Darstellung und beispielhaften Lebenserzählungen von Akteuren und Opfern, unter ihnen Sigmund Freud, Egon Friedell, Robert Musil, Franz Werfel und vielen anderen, entsteht ein Zeitroman, der zum vielfältigen Schicksalspanorama wird.

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Manfred Flügge, geboren 1946, studierte Romanistik und Geschichte in Münster und Lille. Von 1976 bis 1988 war er Dozent an der Freien Universität Berlin. Heute lebt er als freier Autor und Übersetzer in Berlin.

2014 erhielt er den „Literaturpreis Hommage à la France der Stiftung Brigitte Schubert-Oustry“ und in Cognac den Prix Jean Monnet du Dialogue Européen.

Veröffentlichungen (Auswahl): „Gesprungene Liebe. Die wahre Geschichte von ,Jules und Jim’“, „Die vier Leben der Marta Feuchtwanger“, „Stéphane Hessel – ein glücklicher Rebell“, „Das Jahrhundert der Manns“ und zuletzt „Stadt ohne Seele. Wien 1938“.

Im Aufbau Verlag sind seine Bücher „Die vier Leben der Marta Feuchtwanger“, „Das Jahrhundert der Manns“, "Stadt ohne Seele. Wien 1938" und „Das flüchtige Paradies. Deutsche Schriftsteller im Exil an der Côte d’Azur“ lieferbar.

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Magician of Auschwitz

Second Story Press


Magic can be found in the darkest of places... It is the time of the Second World War, and Werner is a boy alone in the Auschwitz concentration camp. Separated from his family, he doesn?t have a friend in the world. He shares his bunk with a quiet man named Herr Levin, who seems too gentle for this terrible place.

One night Werner is woken by the sound of prison guards yelling. But it?s not Werner they want, it?s Herr Levin. ?Do your magic!? they order him. Magic? In Auschwitz? Werner never expected to meet a magician in such a sad and frightening place. Nor did he expect that his life could be changed, not just by Herr Levin?s gift of magic, but by his gifts of hope and friendship. Includes a special section, with photographs, about the real-life Werner and the Great Nivelli.

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Kacer (the Holocaust Remembrance series) presents a true tale about children and the Holocaust... Like Kacer?s previous books, this story is infused with hope and a message about human capacity for good in the face of evil.

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A moving Holocaust story for younger readers about a young boy sent to Auschwitz and befriended by a magician? a poignant, inspiring story of friendship, hope and survival.

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Kathy Kacer�s books have won a number of awards, including the Silver Birch, the Red Maple, the Hackmatack, and the Jewish Book Award. A former psychologist, Kathy now travels the globe speaking to children and adults about the importance of keeping the memory of the Holocaust alive. Kathy lives in Toronto with her family.

www.kathykacer.com

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Überleben als Verpflichtung

Butzon & Bercker GmbH


Die deutsch-israelische Autorin Inge Deutschkron beschäftigt sich in ihren zahlreichen Publikationen mit der Verfolgung von Juden in der Nazi-Zeit - und damit auch mit ihrer eigenen Situation als Jüdin in Deutschland. Ihr Schicksal als Überlebende des Holocaust ist für sie eine andauernde Verpflichtung, die dunklen wie auch die lichten Erlebnisse in der Vergangenheit gegen das Vergessen wachzuhalten. In Nachfolge zu ihrem Bestseller "Ich trug den gelben Stern", in dem sie ihr Überleben im Berliner Untergrund zwischen 1943 und 1945 schildert, legt Inge Deutschkron in dieser Textsammlung nun eine Quintessenz aus über fünf Jahrzehnten vor, in denen sie gegen das Vergessen gesprochen und geschrieben hat. Und sie kommt zu einem Fazit, das Hoffnung gibt: "Es gab Menschen, die sahen nicht zu, wie sie uns verfolgten, peinigten, quälten. Sie standen uns bei, halfen uns, versteckten uns, ohne an ihr eigenes Risiko zu denken. Nur wenigen widerfuhr dieses große Glück. Meine Familie sah ich nie wieder. Auch die vielen anderen nicht, die mir Freunde waren. An sie denke ich, wenn ich spreche, wenn ich arbeite, wenn ich mein Leben lebe."

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"Die langjährige Bonn-Korrespondentin der israelischen Zeitung "Ma' ariv" gehörte zu den 1.700 Berliner Juden, die das mörderische "Dritte Reich" durch hilfsbereite Menschen überleben konnte. Ihr bot der blinde Otto Weidt eine andere Identität durch das Arbeitsbuch der Gertrud Dereszewski. Er besaß eine Werkstatt, "in der er dreißig jüdische Blinde beschäftigte (Rosenthaler Straße 39). Er hasste die Nazis und tat alles, um seinen jüdischen Arbeitern zu helfen. ..." (Frankfurter Allgemeine)

"Inge Deutschkron, Jahrgang 1922, ist vor allem Jugendlichen ein Begriff, denn seit Jahren liest die Holocaust-Überlebende in Schulen, führt junge Menschen durch das Museum, das sie für den Bürstenfabrikanten Otto Weidt in Berlin gründete - einer ihrer "stillen Helden", die sie während des Nationalsozialismus versteckten. ..." (WDR3)

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Restitution

Second Story Press


The story of the Reesers, a Jewish family who emigrated to Canada from Czechoslovakia on the eve of WWII. They fled the Nazis and left behind four valuable oil paintings. It would take years for the Reeser family, led by matriarch Mari Reeser, and then her son Karl, to retrieve them. Along the way they had help from two unlikely sources - a mid-level diplomat at the Canadian embassy in Prague, and a daring Dutch-Canadian art smuggler.

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Kathy Kacer's books have won a number of awards, including the Silver Birch, the Red Maple, the Hackmatack, and the Jewish Book Award. A former psychologist, Kathy now travels the globe speaking to children and adults about the importance of keeping the memory of the Holocaust alive. Kathy lives in Toronto with her family.

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Hana's Suitcase

Second Story Press | Holocaust Remembrance Series for Young Readers


In March 2000, a suitcase arrived at a children's Holocaust education center in Tokyo, Japan from the Auschwitz museum in Germany. Fumiko Ishioka, the center's curator, was captivated by the writing on the outside that identified its owner: "Hana Brady, May 16, 1931, Waisenkind (the German word for orphan)." Children visiting the center were full of questions. Who was Hana Brady? Where did she come from? What was she like? What happened to her? Inspired by their curiosity and her own need to know, Fumiko began a year of detective work, scouring the world for clues. Her search led her from present-day Japan, Europe and North America back to 1938 Czechoslovakia to learn the story of Hana Brady, a fun-loving child with wonderful parents, a protective big brother, and a passion for ice skating, their happy life turned upside down by the invasion of the Nazis.

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Branded by the Pink Triangle

Second Story Press


A history of the persecution of gay men by the Nazi regime during the Holocaust. When the Nazis came to power in Europe, the lives of homosexuals came to be ruled by fear as raids, arrests, prison sentences and expulsions became the daily reality. When the concentration camps were built, homosexuals were imprisoned along with Jews. The pink triangle, sewn onto prison uniforms, became the symbol of their persecution. This book combines historical research with first-person accounts and individual stories to bring this time to life for readers. From the first chapter, with its story of a young Jewish girl who was rescued from the depths of despair and starvation in the camps by a fellow prisoner who wore the pink triangle, to the last, entitled It Gets Better, which outlines the strides forward in gay rights made in the decades since the war, the feeling of bravery and perseverance in the face of inhuman cruelty shines through.

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Ken Setterington is a storyteller, author, children’s book reviewer, and a librarian. He was the first Children and Youth Advocate for Library Services for the Toronto Public Library. He has been on the award committee for the Newbery, Caldecott and Sibert awards. The author of the picture book Mom and Mum are Getting Married!, Ken lives with his partner in Toronto.

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The Ship to Nowhere

Second Story Press | Holocaust Remembrance Series for Young Readers


Rachel Fletcher is eleven years old when she, her mother and sister are crammed on board the Exodus, a dilapidated vessel smuggling 4500 Jewish refugees risking their lives to reach Palestine, their biblical homeland. Despite all they had suffered during the Holocaust, Jewish refugees are still not wanted in many countries. Even a Canadian immigration officer famously said at the time “None is too many” when asked how many refugees Canada would take in. Nonetheless, Rachel and the other refugees refuse to give up hope when war ships surround them. Their fight, and the worldwide attention it brought, influenced the UN to vote for the creation of the state of Israel. Made famous by the Paul Newman film “Exodus”, this is the first book for young people about the ship that helped make history.

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I would definitely recommend this to schools and parents, as well as anyone who cares about the world and the people in it, as it tackles a tragic part of our history (and sadly our present) very well… 5/5.

https://magicinkandstardust.wordpress.com/2016/09/24/the-ship-to-nowhere-on-board-the-exodus-by-rona-arato/

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Rona Arato, a former teacher, is the award-winning author of the children’s book The Last Train. She has a strong interest in the field of human rights. From 1994 to 1998 she was an interviewer for Survivors of the Shoah, a Steven Spielberg project that recorded the histories of Holocaust survivors. Rona lives in Toronto.

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A Partisan's Memoir

Second Story Press


Faye Schulman was a happy teenager learning to become a photographer when the Nazis invaded her small town on the Russian-Polish border. She had a loving family, good friends and neighbours, most of whom were soon lost in the horrors of the Holocaust. But Faye survived, becoming a Partisan and fighting against the Nazis. Her rare and powerful photographs attest to her experiences.

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Faye Schulman lives near Toronto part of the year and in the United States the rest. A mother and grandmother who lectures extensively about her experiences during the war, she has been decorated by the Russian, American and Canadian governments. Her photographs are on view in the Holocaust Museum in Washington, as well as in exhibits throughout the world.

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"The Saddest Ship Afloat"

Nimbus




On May 13, 1939, the eve of the Second World War, the MS St. Louis left port in Hamburg, Germany, headed for Havana, Cuba. Among the ship's passengers were more than six hundred Jews attempting to escape Nazi rule. But most of the visas the passengers had purchased turned out to be fake and after several days in limbo in Havana's harbour, the ship's captain turned back for Europe. Canadian and American activists petitioned their governments to accept the refugees on humanitarian grounds, but to no avail. On its return, the ship would distribute its passengers among European countries, and over the course of the war, an estimated 250 would die in the Nazi-run concentration camps.

The latest in the Stories of our Past series is illustrated with photos and sidebar features on the voyage, glimpses into the lives of passengers, a look at Canada's postwar refugee policy, and memorials dedicated to preserving the story of this tragic event in Canadian immigration history.

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Allison Lawlor is a freelance writer whose work has appeared in the Globe and Mail, Homemakers, Canadian Living, and University Affairs magazines. After graduating from Ryerson University she worked as a reporter for several daily papers in Ontario before moving to Nova Scotia in 2003. Her first book, 250 Years of Progress: Halifax Regional Fire and Emergency, was published by Nimbus in 2005. Allison lives in Prospect, Nova Scotia, with her husband and their two daughters.

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To Hope and Back

Second Story Press | A Holocaust Rembrance Book for Young Readers


The true story of the ship St. Louis, which left Germany in May 1939 full of Jewish passengers seeking refuge in Cuba. Denied port in Cuba, the US, and finally Canada, the St. Louis was forced to return Europe, where many passengers later died in the Holocaust. Through the eyes of two children, Sol and Lisa, both of whom survived the war and shared their experiences, we see as their journey begins with excitement and hope, only to end in frustration and fear.

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Kathy Kacer’s books have won a number of awards, including the Silver Birch, the Red Maple, the Hackmatack, and the Jewish Book Award. A former psychologist, Kathy now travels the globe speaking to children and adults about the importance of keeping the memory of the Holocaust alive. To Hope and Back is her sixth book in the Holocaust Remembrance Series for Young Readers. Kathy lives in Toronto with her family.

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