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Nazi Laws and Jewish Lives : Letters from Vienna

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Nazi Laws and Jewish Lives : Letters from Vienna
Title
Nazi Laws and Jewish Lives
Title remainder
Letters from Vienna
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Although the period leading up to the Nazi genocide of Europe's Jews has been well recorded, few sources convey the incremental effect of specific decrees aimed to dehumanize Jews caught in Hitler's net. To illustrate how these decrees transformed their everyday lives, Edith Kurzweil has translated and edited a collection of letters written by and exchanged between her grandmother, Malvine Fischer, and mother, Mimi Weisz. These letters convey with vivid immediacy the fears, premonitions, ghettoization, and escape attempts common among Viennese and German Jews in the years preceding the implementation of the Final Solution. In the first section of the volume, Kurzweil establishes the personal and political contexts of the letters (written between April 6, 1940 and December 1941, when Malvine Fischer and her family were deported) and links them to the then emerging Jewish laws. The second section contains the letters themselves and documents the throttling grip in which the authorities held every Viennese Jew who had not managed to escape. The third section consists of translations of official summaries of the relevant laws, ordinances, and edicts--many of them marked secret--which inexorably determined that Kurzweil's family become part of the final solution."--Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kurzweil, Edith,
Dewey number
940.53180943613
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fischer, Malvine
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
  • Jews
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
Label
Nazi Laws and Jewish Lives : Letters from Vienna
Instantiates
Publication
Color
multicolored
Contents
  • Chapter 1 Introduction: A Viennese Jewish Family under Nazi Law--Before Being Deported
  • Edith Kurzweil
  • chapter 2 The Last of the Family Letters 1
  • Edith Kurzweil
  • chapter 3 Laws Affecting My Relatives
  • Edith Kurzweil
Control code
on1004055733
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781315125183
Note
Taylor & Francis
Other physical details
text file, PDF
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1004055733
Label
Nazi Laws and Jewish Lives : Letters from Vienna
Publication
Color
multicolored
Contents
  • Chapter 1 Introduction: A Viennese Jewish Family under Nazi Law--Before Being Deported
  • Edith Kurzweil
  • chapter 2 The Last of the Family Letters 1
  • Edith Kurzweil
  • chapter 3 Laws Affecting My Relatives
  • Edith Kurzweil
Control code
on1004055733
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781315125183
Note
Taylor & Francis
Other physical details
text file, PDF
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1004055733

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