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Strangers at home and abroad : recollections of Austrian Jews who escaped Hitler
Wimmer, Adolf.
Publication Information:
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, [2000]

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viii, 181 pages ; 24 cm
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In March 1938, Hitler's troops invaded Austria, wildly cheered by thousands of spectators. Following the consequent annexation, a Greater Germany plebiscite recorded a 99 per cent support for Austro-German unification under Hitler. By 1942, however, Allied leaders at Yalta had declared the annexed country the first victim of Nazi aggression, laying the groundwork for the suppression of Austria's collaboration in the Holocaust and establishing a grossly deficient culture of memory. Among the forgotten were the 130,000 Austrian Jews who escaped the work camps and gas chambers only to find themselves in unfamiliar lands among unsympathetic people.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 1
Part I. Anti-Semitism Before Hitler
Anton Walter Freudp. 23
Sir Ernst Gombrichp. 25
Eleasar Weissbrotp. 31
Yehuda Brottp. 34
Benno Weiser Varonp. 37
Lisa Fittkop. 42
Part II. Anschluss and Escape
Irene Alonip. 47
Trude Friedlerp. 50
Edith Mahler-Schachterp. 55
Erna Zeichnerp. 59
Edward and Edith Ariep. 64
Stella Rotenbergp. 73
Herbert Andersonp. 78
Edith Gerstenp. 82
Giselle Karpp. 88
Peter Hellerp. 95
Part III. War and Exile
Anton Walter Freudp. 103
Annette Savillep. 107
Inga Josephp. 112
Caroline Warrenp. 118
Dorothy Flemingp. 123
Lilly Sykesp. 127
Sir Ernst Gombrichp. 133
Marianne Erdfarbp. 137
Anny Robertp. 141
Paul Selkowitschp. 145
Walter Fosterp. 148
Richard Berczellerp. 155
Harry Zohnp. 159
Lord Weidenfeldp. 164
Notesp. 169
Indexp. 173