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The Resource Alex's wake : a voyage of betrayal and a journey of remembrance, Martin Goldsmith

Alex's wake : a voyage of betrayal and a journey of remembrance, Martin Goldsmith

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Alex's wake : a voyage of betrayal and a journey of remembrance
Title
Alex's wake
Title remainder
a voyage of betrayal and a journey of remembrance
Statement of responsibility
Martin Goldsmith
Title variation
  • Voyage of betrayal and a journey of remembrance
  • Alexs wake
Title variation remainder
a voyage of betrayal and a journey of remembrance
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
On May 13, 1939, the luxury liner SS St. Louis sailed away from Hamburg, Germany, bound for Havana, Cuba. On board were more than 900 Jewish refugees fleeing persecution in Nazi Germany. After being denied landing rights in Havana, the refugees were turned away by the United States and Canada and forced to sail back to Europe, where the gathering storm of the Holocaust awaited them. Two of those refugees were Alex Goldschmidt, a sixty-year-old veteran of World War I, and his seventeen-year-old son Klaus Helmut Goldschmidt. After their trans-Atlantic voyage, they landed in France. They would spend the next three years in one French camp after another before being shipped to Auschwitz in 1942. Sixty-nine years later, Martin Goldsmith, Alex's grandson and Helmut's nephew, retraced their sad journey. The book offers a compelling history of the voyage of the St. Louis, including testimony from those on board, a tale of espionage, and the brave resolve of Captain Gustav Schroeder. It also offers a harrowing chronicle of the vast network of camps in France, many of which were organized by the French themselves with little or no encouragement from the Germans
Summary
The grandson of two people who left Nazi Germany on board the St. Louis, which was turned away from Cuba, the United States and Canada and ultimately resulted in their being sent to Auschwitz, replicates their six-week journey in remembrance
Tone
Biography type
collective biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10307544
Cataloging source
YDXCP
Dewey number
940.5318142
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DS135.F89
LC item number
G65 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Target audience
adult
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a voyage of betrayal and a journey of remembrance
Label
Alex's wake : a voyage of betrayal and a journey of remembrance, Martin Goldsmith
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 331-332) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Setting forth -- Sachsenhagen -- Oldenburg -- Hamburg -- The voyage of the St. Louis -- Boulogne-sur-Mer -- Martigny-les-Bains -- Montauban -- Agde -- Rivesaltes -- Les Milles -- Drancy -- Auschwitz -- Coming home
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Da Capo Press edition.
Extent
vii, 344 pages
Isbn
9780306823718
Lccn
2012474565
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
Specific material designation
unspecified
System control number
(OCoLC)854612675
Label
Alex's wake : a voyage of betrayal and a journey of remembrance, Martin Goldsmith
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 331-332) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Setting forth -- Sachsenhagen -- Oldenburg -- Hamburg -- The voyage of the St. Louis -- Boulogne-sur-Mer -- Martigny-les-Bains -- Montauban -- Agde -- Rivesaltes -- Les Milles -- Drancy -- Auschwitz -- Coming home
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Da Capo Press edition.
Extent
vii, 344 pages
Isbn
9780306823718
Lccn
2012474565
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
Specific material designation
unspecified
System control number
(OCoLC)854612675

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