Home Is Somewhere Else

Home Is Somewhere Else

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Following the Nazi annexation of Austria in March of 1938, Desider Furst, his wife, and his daughter suddenly found themselves hunted outlaws, holders of a German passport branded with a red a€œJa€ for Jewish. They escaped from Vienna and eventually settled in England, where they spent the war years as a€œenemy aliens.a€ In 1971 they emigrated once more, this time voluntarily, to the United States. Home is Somewhere Else is a dual-voice, autobiographical narration by father and daughter, recounting the familya€™s displacements, obstacles, and repeated reversals. The experiences documented here are typical of many Central Europeans whose lives were radically and painfully affected by the Nazis. This booka€™s originality lies in its narrative format and its revelation of what befell the a€œluckya€ ones merely on the margins of the Holocaust.I earned just enough to exist without neglecting my studiesa€”it wasna#39;t difficult to get away from the university for the odd day. There was something mysterious about the firm, but it wasna#39;t my business to be nosy. ... My next problem was to pass the twelve final exams. ... as a dental surgeon.5 Dentistry appealed to me as a mixture of medicine and engineering, with a lot of scope for my instincts as a a€œ fixer.

Title:Home Is Somewhere Else
Author:Desider Furst, Lilian R. Furst
Publisher:SUNY Press - 2012-02-01


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