Bo, Jenny and I: Surviving the Holocaust in Britain: A Family Memoir (Hardback)Huguette Herrmann (author)
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Bo, Jenny and I is a memoir describing the life of a young woman growing up in unusual circumstances, as well as a discussion of political and sociological effects of troubled times upon "ordinary people." After an early childhood in pre-war Antwerp, the author, her formidable grandmother, and her young, unconventional working mother fled to England in 1940, upon Germany's invasion of Belgium. As refugees, the family adapted to its changed circumstances and to life in World War II England. The political upheavals of the times are reflected in the life of this small family and its remarkable experiences.
Publisher: Academic Studies Press
Number of pages: 220
Weight: 499 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 14 mm
This is a very engaging text; I was struck by the way that it blended the personal (including the family dynamics) with the historical.--Jim Wald, Associate Professor of History, Hampshire College
From beginning to end, Bo, Jenny, and I is a fascinating book to read. It is not your typical Holocaust memoir, and as such it may be even more important than more traditional memoirs because it provides readers with a different vantage point from which to view the war - and its consequences. I highly recommend this book for inclusion in all public and private libraries.--Simone Bonim
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