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The Forger

The Forger (Paperback)

By Schonhaus, Cioma
Translated by Bance, Alan J.

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In wartime Berlin, Cioma Schonhaus discovered a way of turning his talent for graphic design to good use: he forged documents which helped save hundreds of Jewish lives. His first challenge involved painstakingly recreating each of the twelve long and twenty-four short feathers o...n the German Imperial Eagle so that a pass stood up to scrutiny by Nazi officials.Many more forged documents were to follow, as the 20-year-old Schonhaus attempted to stay one step ahead of the authorities, who had him on their wanted list. Schonhaus is breathtakingly bold - he gets himself arrested for wandering onto a military airfield and manages to talk his way out; he makes a complaint about the drunken behaviour of a policeman harassing Jewish diners in a restaurant; he goes cycling with a girlfriend in the countryside at a time when Jews were subject to curfew and banned from riding bicycles. On his final 1000-mile flight from Germany, he is forced to abandon his plan to jump on a goods train bound for Switzerland as too dangerous, and is left with the option of swimming across the Bodensee, or pedalling all the way...as those around him are one by one deported to the concentration camps. His is an astonishing story of wartime survival.
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ISBN 9781862079878
Released AU 1 Mar 2008
Publisher Granta Books
Format Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781862079878
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Status Indent title (sourced internationally), Allow 8-12 weeks due to Covid 19 freight delays
Publisher Granta Books
Imprint Granta Books
Released 1 Mar 2008
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Schonhaus, Cioma
Translated by Bance, Alan J.
Category Forgery, Falsification & Theft Of Artworks
True Stories: War / Combat / Elite Forces
True Stories Of Endurance & Survival
Number of Pages 200
Dimensions Width: 131mm
Height: 199mm
Spine: 16mm
Dewey Code 940.53092
Weight 185g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text True Military / Combat Stories
ONIX Text General/trade