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The Berlin Shadow

The Berlin Shadow (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Export / Airside)

By Lichtenstein, Jonathan

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A formally audacious and deeply moving memoir in three timeframes that confronts the defining trauma of the twentieth century, and its effects on a father and son. In 1939, Jonathan Lichtenstein's father Hans escaped Nazi-occupied Berlin as a child refugee on the Kindertransport.... Almost every member of his family died after Kristallnacht, and, arriving in England to make his way in the world alone, Hans turned his back on his German Jewish culture. Growing up in post-war rural Wales where the conflict was never spoken of, Jonathan and his siblings were at a loss to understand their father's relentless drive and sometimes eccentric behaviour. As Hans enters old age, he and Jonathan set out to retrace his journey back to Berlin. Published to coincide with the eightieth anniversary, this is a highly compelling account of a father and son's attempt to emerge from the shadows of history. For readers who enjoyed East West Street, The Berlin Shadow is a beautiful memoir about time, trauma and family. Praise for Jonathan Lichtenstein's work: `The writing is keenly observed and emotionally resonant. . . an impressive achievement given the breadth of its reach, from Berlin in the 1930s to Bethlehem today' New York Times on Memory
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ISBN 9781471167287
Released AU 2 Sep 2020
Publisher Simon & Schuster Ltd
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, Export/Airside
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ISBN-13 9781471167287
Stock Ready to ship - Less than 10 items
Publisher Simon & Schuster Ltd
Imprint Scribner UK
Released 2 Sep 2020
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, Export/Airside
Edition Export/Airside
Author(s) By Lichtenstein, Jonathan
Category Biography & Autobiography
Biography & Autobiography: Literary
True Stories Of Endurance & Survival
Number of Pages 320
Dimensions Width: 153mm
Height: 234mm
Spine: 20mm
Dewey Code 822.92
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Holocaust, Jewish 1939-1945, Holocaust, Jewish 1939-1945 - Influence, Kindertransports Rescue operations, World War, 1939-1945 - Children - Germany
NBS Text Autobiography: Literary
ONIX Text General/trade