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The Resource From Holocaust to Harvard : a story of escape, forgiveness, and freedom, John G. Stoessinger

From Holocaust to Harvard : a story of escape, forgiveness, and freedom, John G. Stoessinger

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From Holocaust to Harvard : a story of escape, forgiveness, and freedom
Title
From Holocaust to Harvard
Title remainder
a story of escape, forgiveness, and freedom
Statement of responsibility
John G. Stoessinger
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"When John Stoessinger was ten years old, Adolf Hitler annexed his homeland of Austria, ripping the boy from his home and his friends in Vienna. His grandparents encouraged his mother and stepfather to take young John somewhere safe. 'You must have a future,' his grandfather told him before he and his parents boarded the train and waved goodbye. As they trekked across the country, from Vienna to Prague and then finally settling in Shanghai, there was never a single moment Stoessinger was not afraid--he lived in constant fear that he and his family would be found and killed. However, even in Hitler-ruled Nazi Germany, there were plenty of people who refused to cower at absolute evil and who did everything they could to usher families like Stoessinger's to freedom. In From Holocaust to Harvard, Stoessinger recalls heartbreaking moments from his childhood and living a life of secrets in Shanghai. He then presents the second part of his story--the part where he attempts to untangle himself from his previous life and devastating memories and is able to relocate to America, earn a graduate-level degree from a prestigious university, and later become a member of the Council on Foreign Relations despite making a decision that nearly lands him in prison and threatens his hard-earned freedom. Throughout his story, Stoessinger expresses his gratitude to those who helped him through the toughest parts of this life and put him on a path that led him to a Harvard education, a successful career, and inner peace"--Dust jacket
Summary
When John Stoessinger was ten years old, Adolf Hitler annexed his homeland of Austria, ripping the boy from his home and his friends in Vienna. His grandparents encouraged his mother and stepfather to take young John somewhere safe. As they trekked across the country, from Vienna to Prague and then finally settling in Shanghai, there was never a single moment Stoessinger was not afraid -- he lived in constant fear that he and his family would be found and killed. However, even in Hitler-ruled Nazi Germany, there were plenty of people who refused to cower to absolute evil and who did everything they could to usher families like Stoessinger's to freedom
Biography type
autobiography
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10356206
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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Stoessinger, John George
Dewey number
920
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
D804.196
LC item number
.S76 2014
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Stoessinger, John George
  • Jews, Austrian
  • Jewish refugees
  • Austria
Target audience
adult
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a story of escape, forgiveness, and freedom
Label
From Holocaust to Harvard : a story of escape, forgiveness, and freedom, John G. Stoessinger
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1053706
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
190 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781629146522
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781629146522
  • (OCoLC)869265706
Label
From Holocaust to Harvard : a story of escape, forgiveness, and freedom, John G. Stoessinger
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1053706
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
190 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781629146522
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781629146522
  • (OCoLC)869265706

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