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The Resource I must belong somewhere, Jonathan Dean

I must belong somewhere, Jonathan Dean

Label
I must belong somewhere
Title
I must belong somewhere
Statement of responsibility
Jonathan Dean
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Jonathan Dean's great-grandfather, David Schapira, lived a life of epic achievement and suffering. Forced to flee Ukraine at the outbreak of World War I, he was blinded fighting for his adopted country, then survived the concentration camp that country later sent him to. In between he found love and laughter in Vienna, and became the first Austrian lawyer to train using braille - something no Briton would do until the new century dawned. Dean's grandfather, Heinz Schapira, was also a refugee. Aged sixteen, he said goodbye to his parents and embarked on a nail-biting journey to Britain, to escape his fate as an Austrian Jew. The prejudice he faced and assimilation he achieved are laid out in the pages of his diary, pages filled with pain and joy, surprising observations and irrepressible humour. As Dean visits the places which changed the course of his family tree - Vienna, Cologne, Ukraine - he finds history repeating itself. He talks to refugees from the Middle East, people who left their homes and families at the same age as David and Heinz. And he observes the warning signs: the bigoted excesses of Brexit Britain, the rise of the Far Right in Austria, the backlash against refugees in Germany. By viewing these contemporary experiences through the prism of his family history Dean creates an impassioned, profoundly timely study of what it means to be a refugee, to be European and, ultimately, to be British
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Dean, Jonathan
Dewey number
325.21
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
  • facsimiles
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Dean, Jonathan
  • Refugees
  • Jews
Target audience
adult
Label
I must belong somewhere, Jonathan Dean
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Three men. Two migrations. One endless journey"--Jacket
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000060646027
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
263 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781474604475
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits, facsimiles
System control number
(OCoLC)988379608
Label
I must belong somewhere, Jonathan Dean
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Three men. Two migrations. One endless journey"--Jacket
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000060646027
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
263 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781474604475
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits, facsimiles
System control number
(OCoLC)988379608

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