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The Resource Mischka's war : a European odyssey of the 1940s, Sheila Fitzpatrick

Mischka's war : a European odyssey of the 1940s, Sheila Fitzpatrick

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Mischka's war : a European odyssey of the 1940s
Title
Mischka's war
Title remainder
a European odyssey of the 1940s
Statement of responsibility
Sheila Fitzpatrick
Title variation
Mischkas war
Title variation remainder
a European odyssey of the 1940s
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
On a winter's day in 1943, 22-year-old Mischka Danos chanced on a terrible sight as he skied through Latvian woods-a pit filled with the bodies of Jews killed by the occupying Germans. The world was full of such atrocities, which makes Mischka's decision to escape conscription to the Waffen-SS by going on a student exchange to Germany all the more remarkable. Even more so when Mischka later discovered he was part-Jewish. But his was no ordinary life. He narrowly escaped death in the Allied fire bombing of Dresden. He then lived the precarious life of a Displaced Person in occupied Germany before heading north with the hope of crossing the border into Denmark, where he finally reunited with his mother Olga. He went on to become a member of the exceptional Heidelberg school of physics. They were both resettled in the US at the beginning of the 1950s, which is where, much later, he met, fell in love with and married Sheila Fitzpatrick. Fitzpatrick pieces together her late husband's story through diaries, correspondence and recollections. This is a historian's book but it's also a wife's book about her husband ... an offering of love that is also a search for knowledge
Summary
On a winter's day in 1943, 22-year-old Mischka Danos chanced on a terrible sight as he skied through Latvian woods-a pit filled with the bodies of Jews killed by the occupying Germans. The world was full of such atrocities, which makes Mischka's decision to escape conscription to the Waffen-SS by going on a student exchange to Germany all the more remarkable. Even more so when Mischka later discovered he was part-Jewish. But his was no ordinary life. He narrowly escaped death in the Allied fire bombing of Dresden. He then lived the precarious life of a Displaced Person in occupied Germany before heading north with the hope of crossing the border into Denmark, where he finally reunited with his mother Olga. He went on to become a member of the exceptional Heidelberg school of physics. They were both resettled in the US at the beginning of the 1950s, which is where, much later, he met, fell in love with and married Sheila Fitzpatrick. Fitzpatrick pieces together her late husband's story through diaries, correspondence and recollections. This is a historian's book but it's also a wife's book about her husband ...an offering of love that is also a search for knowledge
Biography type
individual biography
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10747171
Cataloging source
ANL
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Fitzpatrick, Sheila
Dewey number
B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Danos, Mischka
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Refugees
  • Latvia
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a European odyssey of the 1940s
Label
Mischka's war : a European odyssey of the 1940s, Sheila Fitzpatrick
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 260 - 291) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
1.Family -- 2.Childhood -- 3.Riga under the Soviets -- 4.Riga under the Germans -- 5.Wartime Germany -- 6.The Bombing of Dresden -- 7.Displaced Persons in Flensburg -- 8.Olga, from Flensburg to Fulda -- 9.Student in Hanover -- 10.Physics and Marriage in Heidelberg -- 11.Olga's Departure -- 12.Mischka's Departure
Control code
000059660951
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxii, 313 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780522867855
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)974701517
Label
Mischka's war : a European odyssey of the 1940s, Sheila Fitzpatrick
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 260 - 291) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
1.Family -- 2.Childhood -- 3.Riga under the Soviets -- 4.Riga under the Germans -- 5.Wartime Germany -- 6.The Bombing of Dresden -- 7.Displaced Persons in Flensburg -- 8.Olga, from Flensburg to Fulda -- 9.Student in Hanover -- 10.Physics and Marriage in Heidelberg -- 11.Olga's Departure -- 12.Mischka's Departure
Control code
000059660951
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxii, 313 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780522867855
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)974701517

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