Once They Had a Country : Two Teenage Refugees in the Second World WarMaterial type: TextSeries: eBooks on DemandPublisher: Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, 2010Description: 1 online resource (238 p.)ISBN: 9780817383992Genre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Once They Had a Country : Two Teenage Refugees in the Second World WarDDC classification: 940.53/180922 | 940.53180922 LOC classification: DS134.42.G374 2010 | G555 2010Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
|Item type||Current location||Call number||URL||Status||Date due||Barcode|
|Electronic Book||UT Tyler Online Online||DS134.42.G374 2010 G555 2010 (Browse shelf)||http://uttyler.eblib.com/patron/FullRecord.aspx?p=835646||Available||EBL835646|
Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1. Becoming Refugees; 2. The Alarm Sounds; 3. From Bürger to Beggar; 4. Refugees in the Free Zone; 5. Lord of the Flies in Reverse; 6. "The Lifeboat Is Full"; 7. What They Were Running From; 8. Transmigrants; 9. Refuge in Shanghai; 10. Post- Traumatic Stress; 11. Brazilian Detour; 12. "Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor"; Epilogue; Notes; A Note on Sources; Index
Muriel Gillick draws from a remarkable set of primary source materials, including letters, telegrams, and police records to relate the story of two teenage refugees during World War II. Once They Had a Country conveys well what it was like to establish a new life in a foreign country-over and over again and in constant fear for one's life. The work tells of the extraordinary experiences of the author's parents in Europe and demonstrates how citizens and the governments of Belgium, France, Switzerland, Brazil, America, China, and postwar Germany treated refugees. This story
Description based upon print version of record.
Author notes provided by Syndetics
Muriel R. Gillick, M.D., is Clinical Professor in the Department of Population Medicine at HarvardMedicalSchool in Boston and author of several books, including The Denial of Aging: Perpetual Youth, Eternal Life, and Other Dangerous Fallacies.