Under a Cruel Star: A Life in Prague 1941-1968 (Paperback)
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Under a Cruel Star: A Life in Prague 1941-1968 (Paperback)

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Paperback 192 Pages / Published: 30/01/1997
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Heda Margolius Kovaly's memoir of the crisis of modern Czech history recounts the tragedies and terrors in the life of a young Jewish woman, beginning with the Nazi invasion and her deportation to Auschwitz. She eventually returned to Prague, where she took part in the May 1945 uprising.

The postwar years brought hardship and fears of a new kind under Stalinism. She poignantly recounts the arrest of her husband, his conviction in the infamous 1952 Slansky trial, and his execution. Kovaly proceeds to fill in the colorless years that marked Czechoslovakia until 1968, ending on the bittersweet note that was the Prague Spring and her own self-exile. Not for sale in the United Kingdom.

Publisher: Holmes & Meier Publishers Inc
ISBN: 9780841913776
Number of pages: 192
Weight: 249 g
Dimensions: 203 x 140 x 15 mm

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