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The Resource The Writing On The Wall : how one boy, my father, survived the holocaust, Juliet Rieden

The Writing On The Wall : how one boy, my father, survived the holocaust, Juliet Rieden

Label
The Writing On The Wall : how one boy, my father, survived the holocaust
Title
The Writing On The Wall
Title remainder
how one boy, my father, survived the holocaust
Statement of responsibility
Juliet Rieden
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In 1939, as Hitler's troops march on Prague, a Jewish couple makes a heartbreaking decision that will save their eight-year-old son's life but change their family forever. Australian journalist Juliet Rieden grew up in England in the 1960s and 70s always sensing that her family was different in some way. She longed to have relatives and knew precious little about her Czech father's childhood as a refugee. On the night before Juliet's father died, in 2006, Juliet's father suddenly looked up and said: 'The plane is in the hangar.' In the years after his death, Juliet comes to truly understand the significance of these words. On a trip to Prague she is shocked to see the Rieden name written many times over on the walls of the Pinkas Synagogue memorial. These names become the catalyst for a life-changing journey that uncovers a personal Holocaust tragedy of epic proportions. Juliet traces the grim fate of her father's cousins, aunts and uncles on visits to Auschwitz and Theresienstadt concentration camps and learns about the extremes of cruelty, courage and kindness. Then in a locked box in Britain's National Archives, she discovers a stash of documents including letters from her father that reveal intimate details of his struggle. Meticulously researched and beautifully told, this is the moving story of a woman's quest to piece together the hidden parts of her father's life and the unimaginable losses he was determined to protect his children from."--Back cover
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
ANL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rieden, Juliet
Dewey number
940.5318
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • facsimiles
  • genealogical tables
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Rieden, Hanus
  • Rieden, Hanus
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
  • Holocaust survivors
Target audience
adult
Label
The Writing On The Wall : how one boy, my father, survived the holocaust, Juliet Rieden
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Publication
Copyright
Note
Prepublication record (machine generated from publisher information)
Bibliography note
Includes bilbiographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000065634880
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 308 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781760559489
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly colour), portraits, facsimiles, genealogyical table
System control number
(OCoLC)1110577917
Label
The Writing On The Wall : how one boy, my father, survived the holocaust, Juliet Rieden
Publication
Copyright
Note
Prepublication record (machine generated from publisher information)
Bibliography note
Includes bilbiographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000065634880
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 308 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781760559489
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly colour), portraits, facsimiles, genealogyical table
System control number
(OCoLC)1110577917

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