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 aJa for Jewish. They escaped from Vienna and eventually settled in England, where they spent the war years as aenemy 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 familyas 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 bookas originality lies in its narrative format and its revelation of what befell the aluckya ones merely on the margins of the Holocaust.I earned just enough to exist without neglecting my studiesait 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 fixer.
|Title||:||Home Is Somewhere Else|
|Author||:||Desider Furst, Lilian R. Furst|
|Publisher||:||SUNY Press - 2012-02-01|