The hours after : letters of love and longing in war's aftermath
Call Number940.5315 K64h
Statement of ResponsibilityGerda Weissmann Klein and Kurt Klein.
Summary"Over fifty years ago, Gerda Weissmann clung to life at the end of a 350-mile death march that took her from a slave labor camp in Germany to the Czech border. On May 7, 1945, the American military stormed the area, and among the first soldiers to approach Gerda was Kurt Klein. A great love had begun. By September they were engaged. Forced to separate just weeks after liberation and hours after their engagement, Gerda and Kurt began a correspondence that lasted until their reunion and wedding in Paris a year later. Their poignant letters reflect upon the horrors of war and genocide, but above all, upon the rapture and salvation of true love." —Book cover
Physical Description 276 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 21 cm
PublisherNew York : St. Martin's Griffin
EditionFirst St. Martin's Griffin Edition
RecognitionGifted in 2014 by the Leon Judah Blackmore Foundation in honour and in memory of Chava and Rabbi Meyer Schwartzman