Claus Eckermann:

'das Vorabexemplar ist eingetroffen und hat mich - wie unsere bisherige Zusammenarbeit auch - vollkommen überzeugt. Es ist schön, wenn eine langjährige Arbeit (und diese Übersetzung hat mich Jahre gekostet) einen so gelungenen Abschluß erfährt.'

Stefan Knobloch:
Mariahilfberg Drei

'Was woanders nur zögerlich und mit Hindernissen in Gang kommt, geht bei Ihnen schnell und reibungslos und zur vollen Zufriedenheit über die Bühne.'

Urs A. Boelsterli:
Super Powerhouse

'Mit grosser Freude habe ich heute das erste Exemplar meines Buches erhalten ... Design und Druck und allgemeine Erscheinung des Buches sind äusserst gelungen und sehr professionell herausgekommen. Für die ausgezeichnete Zusammenarbeit mit Ihrem Verlag ... möchte ich mich an dieser Stelle nochmals ganz herzlich bedanken.'

Erna Tornseifer:

Revealing the Lie

A Journey from Hitler's Germany to Stalin's Russia (1935 - 1938)

This is a memoir written on a typewriter in a remote corner of Mallorca, on retirement, by a woman whose life spanned five countries, two world wars, political turmoil, family upheavals and tragedies. It is a story in which she reveals amazing courage and resourcefulness in extreme situations in such a matter-of-fact way that the reader can empathise and think – yes, I hope I’d have done the same. She can also tell a good anecdote about all aspects of life.
From a tough working class childhood in Berlin, to dangerous anti-fascist activity during the 1930s, she flees first to Prague, where her first child is born. In Russia she experiences bitter disillusionment and hardship under the Stalin regime. After the arrest of her partner soon after the birth of her second child, she discovers a network of support and solidarity among fellow emigrés and local Russian women. One of the highlights of the book is her defiant stand in front of a committee, which could have ended in arrest. Her arrival in Sweden marks a restorative period, with its humane attitude towards refugees. Finally she reaches the safe haven of Britain and the family is reunited. A short period of internment on the Isle of Man is followed by attempts to adapt to the British way of life. Her genuine admiration and respect for certain aspects of the British character are interspersed with unfortunate misunderstandings, at times comic, but painful too. This can be fascinating for a contemporary reader, especially for anyone whose work and lives connect with new arrivals to Britain.
1. Auflage 2016. 262 Seiten, Paperback
ISBN: 978-3-89846-771-1

20,00 EUR

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