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My Dear Boy - A World War II Story of Escape, Exile, and Revelation (Hardcover) Loot Price: R455
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My Dear Boy - A World War II Story of Escape, Exile, and Revelation (Hardcover): Joanie Holzer Schirm
My Dear Boy - A World War II Story of Escape, Exile, and Revelation (Hardcover): Joanie Holzer Schirm

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My Dear Boy - A World War II Story of Escape, Exile, and Revelation (Hardcover)

Joanie Holzer Schirm

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After her parents' death in 2000, author Joanie Holzer Schirm found hundreds of letters held together by rusty paperclips and stamped with censor marks, sent from Czechoslovakia, Great Britain, China, South and North America, along with journals, vintage film, taped interviews, and photographs. In working through the various materials documenting Oswald "Valdik" Holzer's journey from Czechoslovakia to China, America to Peru and Ecuador, Schirm learned of her family history through her father's experience of exile and loss, resiliency and hope. In this poignant, posthumous memoir, Schirm reconstructs her father's youthful voice as he comes of age as a Jew in interwar Prague, escapes from a Nazi-held army unit, practices medicine in China's war-ravaged interior, and resettles in America to start a family. Encountering a diverse cast of characters from the humorous to the menacing, Holzer's corresponded with family, friends, and authorities across Europe, China, and the Americas. After the war, Holzer receives a letter from his father "that changed everything". Written in 1942 before his parents were transported to a Nazi death camp, the letter begins: "My dear boy." The legacy of this remarkable piece of correspondence is the book's culmination-a universal formula for redemption and triumph.

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Imprint: University of Nebraska Press
Country of origin: United States
Release date: February 2019
Authors: Joanie Holzer Schirm
Dimensions: 228 x 152mm (L x W)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 352
ISBN-13: 978-1-64012-072-3
Categories: Books > Language & Literature > Biography & autobiography > Historical, political & military
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Books > Humanities > History > World history > From 1900 > Second World War
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LSN: 1-64012-072-6
Barcode: 9781640120723

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