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The Resource Someday you will understand : my father's private World War II, Nina Wolff Feld

Someday you will understand : my father's private World War II, Nina Wolff Feld

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Someday you will understand : my father's private World War II
Title
Someday you will understand
Title remainder
my father's private World War II
Statement of responsibility
Nina Wolff Feld
Title variation
Someday you will understand
Title variation remainder
my fathers private World War II
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Walter Wolff was the son of a Jewish merchant family that fled their German home when the Nazis came to power and took refuge in Brussels, Belgium. On the eve of the German invasion, in May 1940, the family began its second escape. Their sixteen-month odyssey took them through the chaos of battle in France and the dangers of living clandestinely as Jews in occupied territory, before they finally boarded the notorious freighter SS Navemar in Cadiz, Spain, to be among the last Jewish refugees admitted to the United States before Pearl Harbor. Within two years of his arrival in the States, Walter was ready to take the fight back to the Nazis as a soldier in the US Army. Trained for the Intelligence Corps at Camp Ritchie, he was sent first to Italy and then to Germany and Austria, where he interrogated POWs for potential prosecution as war criminals at Nuremberg. At the same time, he returned to the confiscated properties of his extended family, throwing out the occupiers. Telling the rousing story of a Jewish boy who fled persecution and returned to prosecute the Nazi oppressors, Walter Wolff's daughter Nina has reconstructed these events from her father's own cache of hundreds of wartime letters and photographs, which he revealed to her shortly before he died"--
Summary
Describes the life of a Jewish man who fled the Nazis from Germany, Belgium and France before being among the last refugees allowed into the United States, who then joined the U.S. Army to prosecute war criminals at Nuremburg
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Writing style
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
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10351263
Cataloging source
DLC
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Feld, Nina Wolff
Dewey number
  • 940.53/18092
  • B
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Wolff, Walter C
  • Jews
  • Jews, German
  • Jewish refugees
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
Target audience
adult
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my father's private World War II
Label
Someday you will understand : my father's private World War II, Nina Wolff Feld
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I. Hidden in plain sight. 1. Walking my father's labyrinth -- 2. Bombs, bullets, and lies -- 3. Vichy, Lyon, and the flag of rags -- 4. No exit: Marseilles, fascist Spain -- 5. And the nightmare ocean crossing -- 6. Unraveling the chaos: a kid at the Dwight School -- Part II. The long road to Ritchie -- 6. Drafted -- 7. The Ritchie boy takes on the Pentagon -- Part III. Return from exile -- 8. Coup de grace: vetting war criminals from Mussolini's masses -- 9. It is your moral duty: DPs among the ruins in Austria and Germany -- 10. "I found your gold bally shoes" -- 11. The key to the wine cellar -- 12. Details are confusing, and freedom is just another word -- Appendix to the editors of the New Yorker: A letter from Austria
Control code
ocn880521035
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 287 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781628723779
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2014016696
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)880521035
Label
Someday you will understand : my father's private World War II, Nina Wolff Feld
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I. Hidden in plain sight. 1. Walking my father's labyrinth -- 2. Bombs, bullets, and lies -- 3. Vichy, Lyon, and the flag of rags -- 4. No exit: Marseilles, fascist Spain -- 5. And the nightmare ocean crossing -- 6. Unraveling the chaos: a kid at the Dwight School -- Part II. The long road to Ritchie -- 6. Drafted -- 7. The Ritchie boy takes on the Pentagon -- Part III. Return from exile -- 8. Coup de grace: vetting war criminals from Mussolini's masses -- 9. It is your moral duty: DPs among the ruins in Austria and Germany -- 10. "I found your gold bally shoes" -- 11. The key to the wine cellar -- 12. Details are confusing, and freedom is just another word -- Appendix to the editors of the New Yorker: A letter from Austria
Control code
ocn880521035
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 287 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781628723779
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2014016696
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)880521035

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