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Peter's story
Call No: REF 942.082 Z66p 2nd ed.

Call NumberREF 942.082 Z66p 2nd ed.
Sub-CollectionReference Collection
Dates[2015?]; ©2012
Statement of ResponsibilityRobert Alexander.
Creators & ContributorsAlexander, Robert (author)
Ziegler, Peter (subject)
SummaryBiography of Peter Ziegler, born in Vienna in 1922, written by his nephew Robert Alexander. In this book, Peter shares his family history and his internment experience in England and Canada. Robert Alexander writes: "Not long after the first edition of Peter's Story was printed, I became aware of much more information about Peter... I learned that Peter had talked about his past with his friends John and Jean Weichel in 2004, and that this conversation had been recorded. The first edition was based largely on an interview Peter had done with the Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre. This meant that I had two recorded interviews for the same story. For this second edition I have combined the two interviews in the form of a dialogue... Peter provided much of the material for this second edition." —Preface to the Second Edition
ContentsPreface to the First Edition
Preface to the Second Edition
  1. Good Times in Vienna
    • Our Family
    • My Parents' Antique Silver Collection
    • Holidays in Lofer
    • An Excursion in the Alps
    • Historical Note
      • The Theresianum
    • Family Portraits, 1922–1939
    • Photographs of Our Home
  2. Bad Times in Vienna
    • Hitler and the Nazis Take Austria
    • Registration and Forced Sale of Jewish Assets
    • Registering Trude's Assets
    • Registering Jacques' Assets
    • Receipts from the Forced Sales
    • The Emigration Tax
    • Historical Notes
      • The Dorotheum
      • The Anschluss
      • Nazi Persecution of Austrian Jews
      • Reinhard Heydrich and Lidice
  3. School in England
    • My Life at Margate College
    • Staying with the Zieglers in Paris
  4. Internment in England
    • My Arrest
    • The Internment Camps
    • On a Prison Ship to Canada
    • Historical Notes
      • Art from Huyton Internment Camp
      • Art from the Isle of Man Camps
      • Winston Churchill
      • Classification of Prisoners
      • The Bombing of Liverpool
      • The Prison Ships
  5. Internment in Canada
    • My Arrival in Canada
    • Camp T, Trois Rivières
    • Camp B, Fredericton
    • Camp A, Farnham
    • Free at Last!
    • Historical Notes
      • Group 4 in Camp B
      • Art from the Canadian Camps
      • The Man Whose Codebreaking Helped to Shorten World War II by Two Years
  6. The Fate of My Family
    • After the War Ended
    • Transport No. 6 to Auschwitz
    • Transport No. 10 to Auschwitz
    • Inheritance Certificate
    • Photographs and Art from Pithiviers
    • Historical Notes
      • How Did the Nazis Collect and Analyze the Data?
      • Art from the Holocaust
      • French Involvement in the Holocaust
      • Statutes on Jews
      • The Arrests of May 14, 1941
      • The Raids of July 16–17, 1942
      • Transports to Auschwitz
      • Admission of French Complicity in the Holocaust
  7. My Life in Canada
    • Meeting Frances
    • Completing My Education
    • Going Back to Austria
    • Things Returned to Me After the War
    • Peter's Career as a Research Scientist
    • Photo Album
    • A Portfolio of Frances' Paintings
  8. Looking Back
    • Thinking About the Past
  • Yad Vashem
  • Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum
  • The Documentation Center of Austrian Resistance
  • More Photographs of the Zieglers' Antique Silver Collection
  • Peter's Naturalization Certificate
Physical Description 302 pages : illustrations (some colour), portraits, facsimiles, maps ; 25 cm
Carrier Typevolume
Publisher[Ontario] : Robert Alexander
EditionSecond Edition
  • "This book was produced for the private use of the family members and friends of Peter Ziegler." —Title page verso
  • Errata slip inserted
RecognitionGifted in 2016 by Robert Alexander