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The Resource A political family : the Kuczynskis, fascism, espionage and the Cold War, by John Green

A political family : the Kuczynskis, fascism, espionage and the Cold War, by John Green

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A political family : the Kuczynskis, fascism, espionage and the Cold War
Title
A political family
Title remainder
the Kuczynskis, fascism, espionage and the Cold War
Statement of responsibility
by John Green
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The Kuczynskis were a German-Jewish family of active anti-fascists who worked assiduously to combat the rise of Nazism before and during the course of the Second World War. This book focuses on the family of Robert and his wife Berta - both born two decades before the end of the nineteenth century - and their six children, five of whom became communists and one who worked as a Soviet agent. The parents, and later their children, rejected and rebelled against their comfortable bourgeois heritage and devoted their lives to the overthrow of privilege and class society. They chose to do this in a Germany that was rapidly moving in the opposite direction. With the rise of German nationalism and then Hitler fascism, the family was confronted with stark choices and, as a result of making these choices, suffered persecution and exile. Revealing for the first time how these experiences shaped their outlook and perception of events, this book documents the story of the Kuczynskis for the first time in the English language and is a fascinating biographical portrait of a unique and radical family"--
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1941-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Green, John Christopher
Dewey number
327.470092/3924043
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Routledge studies in radical history and politics
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Kuczynski family
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
  • Jewish families
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
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A political family : the Kuczynskis, fascism, espionage and the Cold War, by John Green
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Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
1. Introduction: Who are the Kuczynskis? -- 2. Robert René: world pioneer of social statistics -- 3. Jürgen follows in his father's footsteps -- 4. Ursula: the politically precocious child -- 5. Life under fascism -- 6. Working underground -- 7. The exile years: England -- 8. Ursula: a Soviet agent in the Oxfordshire countryside -- 9. Jürgen joins the US army -- 10. Back in Germany at last -- 11. Ursula's return to the GDR -- 12. Life for Jürgen and Marguerite in the GDR -- 13. Ursula reveals her past -- 14. The sun sets on a dream: the end of the GDR -- 15. The British Kuczynskis -- 16. Children of the war -- 17. The spying business and the role of MI5 -- 18. Epilogue
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ocn979992276
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unknown
Edition
First edition
Extent
1 online resource
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781315304434
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unknown
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Taylor & Francis
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)979992276
Label
A political family : the Kuczynskis, fascism, espionage and the Cold War, by John Green
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
1. Introduction: Who are the Kuczynskis? -- 2. Robert René: world pioneer of social statistics -- 3. Jürgen follows in his father's footsteps -- 4. Ursula: the politically precocious child -- 5. Life under fascism -- 6. Working underground -- 7. The exile years: England -- 8. Ursula: a Soviet agent in the Oxfordshire countryside -- 9. Jürgen joins the US army -- 10. Back in Germany at last -- 11. Ursula's return to the GDR -- 12. Life for Jürgen and Marguerite in the GDR -- 13. Ursula reveals her past -- 14. The sun sets on a dream: the end of the GDR -- 15. The British Kuczynskis -- 16. Children of the war -- 17. The spying business and the role of MI5 -- 18. Epilogue
Control code
ocn979992276
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781315304434
Level of compression
unknown
Note
Taylor & Francis
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)979992276

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