A Wall and Two Pianos: A Childhood in Berlin 1925-1938 (Paperback)
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A Wall and Two Pianos: A Childhood in Berlin 1925-1938 (Paperback)

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Paperback 192 Pages / Published: 28/01/2017
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A sharply-drawn picture of life for affluent Berlin Jews in the early 1930s, A Wall and Two Pianos is a child's-eye take on life under the Nazi regime from its earliest days, as the propoganda spreads and the dehumanisation of Jews sets neighbour against neighbour and pits child against child. Retired Sydney engineer Max Newman uses short vignettes to reflect on his earliest years in Tempelhof, Berlin as the doors of the world outside begin to close. He relates with keen-eyed detail - but without undue sentiment - how cultured and comfortable lives start to twist and contort over 6 years, culminating in betrayal, separation and incarceration. Max's story is complemented and corroborated by transcriptions of interviews given late in life by his elder sister Eve, who evokes not only her earliest memories of her life in Berlin in the 1930s but also the hardship of immigration during the early war years in London and the mixed experiences of evacuation for Jewish children in England. Following the deaths of both her Uncle Max and her mother, Eve, the preface to part two of this story and both epilogues have been added by Eve's daughter - the editor of this book, Julia Holden. A Wall and Two Pianos will appeal to those interested in wartime memoirs.

Publisher: Troubador Publishing
ISBN: 9781784624071
Number of pages: 192
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm

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