The Resource Mischka's war : a story of survival from war-torn Europe to New York, Sheila Fitzpatrick

Mischka's war : a story of survival from war-torn Europe to New York, Sheila Fitzpatrick

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Mischka's war : a story of survival from war-torn Europe to New York
Title
Mischka's war
Title remainder
a story of survival from war-torn Europe to New York
Statement of responsibility
Sheila Fitzpatrick
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In 1943, 22-year-old Latvian Mischka Danos chanced on a terrible sight - a pit filled with the bodies of Jews killed by the occupying Germans. A few months later, escaping conscription into the Waffen-SS in Riga, Mischka entered Hitler's Reich itself on a student exchange to Germany. There, as the war drew to an end, he narrowly escaped death in the Allied fire-bombing of Dresden. As he made his escape from Hitler's Reich he fell ill and was incarcerated in hospital before finally reuniting with his resourceful mother Olga, who had made her own way out of Riga, saving some Jews along the way. The diaries, correspondence and later recollections of mother and son provide a vivid recreation of life in occupied Germany, where anxiety, fear and loss were tempered by friendship, and where the ineptitude of international and occupation bureaucracies added its own touch of black humour. Sponsored as immigrants by one of the Jews Olga had saved, they eventually reached New York in the early 1950s. As refugee experiences go, they were among the lucky ones--but even luck leaves scars. The author, who met and married Mischka forty years after these events, turns her skills as a historian and wry eye as a memoirist to telling this remarkable story."--
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Biography type
contains biographical information
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YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Fitzpatrick, Sheila
Dewey number
940.53145094
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
D809.E85
LC item number
F58 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Danos, Mischka
  • German Occupation of Latvia (1941-1944)
  • World War (1939-1945)
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Refugees
  • Refugees
  • Latvia
  • Europe
  • Latvia
Target audience
adult
Label
Mischka's war : a story of survival from war-torn Europe to New York, Sheila Fitzpatrick
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Family -- Childhood -- Riga under the Soviets -- Riga under the Germans -- Wartime Germany -- The bombing of Dresden -- Displaced persons in Flensburg -- Olga, from Flensburg to Fulda -- Student in Hanover -- Physics and marriage in Heidelberg -- Olga's departure -- Mischka's departure -- Afterword
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxii, 313 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781788310222
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)987055787
  • 1677088
  • (OCoLC)ocn987055787
  • 1677088
Label
Mischka's war : a story of survival from war-torn Europe to New York, Sheila Fitzpatrick
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Family -- Childhood -- Riga under the Soviets -- Riga under the Germans -- Wartime Germany -- The bombing of Dresden -- Displaced persons in Flensburg -- Olga, from Flensburg to Fulda -- Student in Hanover -- Physics and marriage in Heidelberg -- Olga's departure -- Mischka's departure -- Afterword
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxii, 313 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781788310222
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)987055787
  • 1677088
  • (OCoLC)ocn987055787
  • 1677088

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