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The Resource Ghost waltz : a family memoir, Ingeborg Day

Ghost waltz : a family memoir, Ingeborg Day

Label
Ghost waltz : a family memoir
Title
Ghost waltz
Title remainder
a family memoir
Statement of responsibility
Ingeborg Day
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Born in Austria at the height of Word War II, Ingeborg Day grew up knowing little about the early years of her life. When she came to America in 1957 as an exchange student, she heard for the first time references to Hitler, Nazis, and the Holocaust, topics that were forbidden in her homeland and her own house. Day married an American and stayed in the U.S. permanently, a separation that created great physical and psychological distance between herself and her father--a Nazi nobody, an out-of-work locksmith's apprentice who ended up joining the Austrian army, where his musical talents blossomed in a military band. An early member of the Nazi Party, he was automatically incorporated into the SS after the Anschluss in 1938. But with the fall of the Third Reich, he refused to speak of the past, determined to remain silent. Ghost Waltz, Day's astonishing and beautiful memoir, tells of her efforts to understand the legacy of her Austrian past--one of unbearable horror mixed with ordinary human patrimonies of family loyalty and affection
Summary
Moving back and forth in time, this riveting and moving memoir follows the author's efforts to understand the legacy of her Austrian past, shedding new light on her country's painful modern history as well as her own memories of World War II
Tone
Biography type
autobiography
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10323982
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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Day, Ingeborg
Dewey number
  • 943.605/2
  • B
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Day, Ingeborg
  • Austria
  • United States
  • Children of Nazis
  • Children of veterans
Target audience
adult
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a family memoir
Label
Ghost waltz : a family memoir, Ingeborg Day
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"A hardcover edition of this book was published in 1980 by The Viking Press."--Title page verso
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
ocn859585972
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Harper Perennial edition.
Extent
232 pages
Isbn
9780062310002
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)859585972
Label
Ghost waltz : a family memoir, Ingeborg Day
Publication
Copyright
Note
"A hardcover edition of this book was published in 1980 by The Viking Press."--Title page verso
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
ocn859585972
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Harper Perennial edition.
Extent
232 pages
Isbn
9780062310002
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)859585972

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