The Resource Letters from Prague, 1939-1941, compiled by Raya Czerner Schapiro, Helga Czerner Weinberg, (electronic resource)

Letters from Prague, 1939-1941, compiled by Raya Czerner Schapiro, Helga Czerner Weinberg, (electronic resource)

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Letters from Prague, 1939-1941
Title
Letters from Prague, 1939-1941
Statement of responsibility
compiled by Raya Czerner Schapiro, Helga Czerner Weinberg
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Their discovery of a box of letters to America sent from relatives in Prague led two sisters to compile this extraordinary collection. Raya Schapiro and Helga Weinberg found the letters among their mother's effects after her death in 1990. They were written by their grandmother and uncle, trapped in Prague after the Nazi occupation, to the girls' parents who had escaped to the United States in May, 1939, leaving the two girls behind. The 77 letters reprinted here span a period of two years, during which the Nazis drew an evertightening noose of destruction around the Jews of Prague: each letter is followed by notes of explanation and amplification, as well as notes on Nazi laws and official restrictions and the progress of the war. The early letters deal with the difficulties of getting the two small girls out to join their parents in America. After that is accomplished, the grandmother and uncle concentrate on their own prospects for immigration, and they struggle to maintain a normal life while hope slips steadily away. Each letter has a censor's stamp on it; each envelope bears the stillfrightening emblem of the Third Reich. The letters dramatically convey the tension, growing daily, of existence under the Nazis, and their tone becomes increasingly desperate as every avenue of escape reaches a dead end. Reading Letters from Prague is a moving experience, because it makes tangible a time in history so cruel as to be almost surreal. A rich legacy of bygone European Jewish life is maintained in this book, and Schapiro and Weinberg-a psychiatrist and retired teacher respectively-now grandparents themselves, can point to an invaluable record of human suffering and show the world that their voices, and those of their ancestors, cannot be silenced
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
VALIL
Dewey number
940.53/18/0922
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DS135.C96
LC item number
P7454 1991eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Letters from Prague, 1939-1941, compiled by Raya Czerner Schapiro, Helga Czerner Weinberg, (electronic resource)
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Letters from Prague, 1939-1941, compiled by Raya Czerner Schapiro, Helga Czerner Weinberg, (electronic resource)
Link
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Copyright
Note
"With a new introduction"--Cover
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [214]) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
ocn896122531
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unknown
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Extent
1 online resource (xx pages, 2 unnumbered pages, 218 pages, 15 unnumbered pages of plates)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781613733448
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations, genealogical tables.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote

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