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Four girls from Berlin : a true story of a friendship that defied the Holocaust

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Four girls from Berlin : a true story of a friendship that defied the Holocaust
Call No: 940.5315 M61f

Call Number940.5315 M61f
Dates[2007]; ©2007
Statement of ResponsibilityMarianne Meyerhoff.
Creators & ContributorsMeyerhoff, Marianne (author)
Summary"A pair of silver Regency candlesticks. Pieces of well-worn family jewelry. More than a thousand documents, letters, and photographs. Lotte Meyerhoff's best friends risked their lives in Nazi Germany to safeguard these and other treasured heirlooms and mementos from her family and return them to her after the war. The Holocaust had left Lotte the lone survivor of her family, and these precious objects gave her back a crucial piece of her past. Four Girls from Berlin vividly recreates that past and tells the story of Lotte and her courageous non-Jewish friends Ilonka, Erica, and Ursula as they lived under the shadow of Hitler in Berlin. Written by Lotte's daughter, Marianne, this powerful memoir celebrates the unseverable bonds of friendship and a rich family legacy the Holocaust could not destroy." —Publisher
Contents
  • Glimpses of a shattered past
  • The past disinterred
  • Benny and Daddy
  • Hands across the Holocaust
  • A tale of Til
  • Erica in Berlin
  • Lotte's love
  • Rena
  • London
  • Rena's class and the voyage of the St. Louis
  • A new direction
  • "Wiedersehen," not goodbye
  • The family Namgalies
  • Interview with Jochen
  • An interview with Erica Heidelberg
Physical Description xii, 241 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Carrier Typevolume
LanguageEnglish
PublisherHoboken, NJ : John Wiley & Sons
RecognitionGifted in 2008 by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.