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Author Schrag, Otto, 1902-1971,
Title When Europe was a prison camp : father and son memoirs, 1940-1941 / Otto Schrag and Peter Schrag.
Imprint Bloomington, Indiana : Indiana University Press, [2015]

Author Schrag, Otto, 1902-1971,
Subject Schrag, Otto, 1902-1971.
Schrag, Peter.
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Germany -- Personal narratives.
Holocaust survivors -- Germany -- Biography.
Alt Name Schrag, Peter,
Description 1 online resource : illustrations, maps
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references.
Summary "In an unusual but compelling approach to storytelling, When Europe Was a Prison Camp, weaves together two accounts of a family's eventual escape from occupied Europe. One, a fictionalized memoir written by the father in 1941; the other, begun by the son in the 1980s, fills in the story of himself and mother, supplemented by historical research. The result is both personal and provocative, involving as it does issues of history and memory, fiction and "truth," courage and resignation. This is not a "Holocaust memoir." The Schrags were Jews, and Otto was interned, under execrable conditions, in southern France. But Otto, with the help of a heroic wife, escaped the camp before the start of massive transfers of prisoners "to the East," and Peter and his mother escaped from Belgium before the Jews were rounded up and sent to Auschwitz. Still, the danger and suffering, the comradeship and betrayal, the naive hopes and cynical despair of those in prison and those in peril are everywhere in evidence"-- Provided by publisher.
Note Print version record.
Contents Cover; Half title; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Introduction; A Brief Chronology of Background Events; 1 The End of the Great Illusion; 2 The Forty and Eights; 3 La Panne, Dunkirk, and Beyond; 4 Le Vigeant; 5 Another Cattle Train; 6 Boulogne; 7 Saint-Cyprien; 8 The Larousse; 9 "There's a Letter from Papa"; 10 Les Martys; 11 Cavallo's Bus; 12 Brussels Encore; 13 The Paper Chase in Marseille; 14 Across the Bloodied Spanish Earth; 15 Lisbon, Where the Lights Are On; 16 Crossing the Lines Again; Epilogue; Sources and Acknowledgments.
ISBN 9780253017857 (electronic bk.)
0253017858 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 913468020
Additional Format Print version: Schrag, Otto, 1902-1971. When Europe was a prison camp 9780253017697 (DLC) 2015003845 (OCoLC)902599884

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