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From Belsen to Buckingham Palace

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From Belsen to Buckingham Palace
Call No: 940.53161 O62f

Call Number940.53161 O62f
Dates2000; ©1996
Statement of ResponsibilityPaul Oppenheimer.
Creators & ContributorsOppenheimer, Paul (author)
Oppenheimer, Paul (subject)
Summary"In 1933, when the Nazis came to power, Paul was a young child about to start school in Berlin. By the time he was of school leaving age, he had lived in three different countries, experienced the trauma of ghettoisation, deportation and incarceration and had lost his parents and four grandparents to Hitler's genocidal policies... Paul carefully details how the Nazis imposed their will on the Jews through the creeping legislation of the Third Reich and the severe consequences for the Jewish populace." —Foreword, page 11
ContentsForeword / Stephen D. Smith

Part One. Buckingham Palace to Belsen: A Journey Through Time
  • A Very Important Letter
  • Return to Belsen
Part Two. Before the War: Memories from Childhood
  • At Home With the Enemy (Berlin)
  • Born in Britain (London)
  • Out of Harm's Way (Heemstede)
Part Three. During the War: Life under the Nazis
  • Calm Before the Storm (Naarden)
  • Prepared for Deportation (Amsterdam)
  • In Transit (Westerbork)
  • Final Destination (Bergen-Belsen)
  • Journey to Nowhere (The Last Train)
Part Four. Liberation: Alive but Alone
  • 'Organising' Our Life (Tröbitz)
  • American Interlude (Leipzig)
  • Un-'Welcome Home' (Maastricht)
  • Just Waiting (Laren)
Part Five. After the War: A Second Life
  • Preparing for the Future (London)
  • All Work and No Play (Birmingham)
  • Corinne and Family (Solihull)
Part Six. Into Retirement: Beyond my Dreams
  • Investiture
  • A New Purpose
  • The Three Oppenheimers
  • Epilogue: The Birds of Belsen
  • The Oppenheimer Family Tree
  • Extracts from Yad Vashem archives
  • Translation of a Postcard from Berlin, 1936
  • Translation of a Letter from Westerbork, 1943
Physical Description 211 pages : illustrations, genealogical table, maps ; 21 cm
Carrier Typevolume
PublisherNewark, Nottinghamshire, UK : Quill Press
NotesOriginally published: Newark, Nottinghamshire, UK : Beth Shalom, 1996
RecognitionGifted in 2016 by Keith Morgan