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Asylum : a survivor's flight from Nazi-occupied Vienna through wartime France

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Asylum : a survivor's flight from Nazi-occupied Vienna through wartime France
Call No: 940.5315 S32a

Call Number940.5315 S32a
Statement of ResponsibilityMoriz Scheyer ; translated, with an epilogue, essay, and notes by the author's grandson P.N. Singer.
Creators & ContributorsScheyer, Moriz (author)
Singer, P. N. (Peter N.) (translator)
Scheyer, Moriz (subject)
Summary"As arts editor for one of Vienna's principal newspapers, Moriz Scheyer knew many of the city's foremost artists, and was an important literary journalist. With the advent of the Nazis he was forced from both job and home. In 1943, in hiding in France, Scheyer began drafting what was to become this book. Tracing events from the Anschluss in Vienna, through life in Paris and unoccupied France, including a period in a French concentration camp, contact with the Resistance, and clandestine life in a convent caring for mentally disabled women, he gives an extraordinarily vivid account of the events and experience of persecution. After Scheyer's death in 1949, his stepson, disliking the book's anti-German rhetoric, destroyed the manuscript. Or thought he did. Recently, a carbon copy was found in the family's attic by P.N. Singer, Scheyer's step-grandson, who has translated and provided an epilogue." Book jacket
Physical Description 305 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Carrier Typevolume
PublisherNew York : Little, Brown and Company
EditionFirst North American edition
NotesIncludes bibliographical references
RecognitionGifted in 2016 by Mark Dwor in memory of his mother's extended family killed on August 28, 1941 at Seta (Shat), Lithuania