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Part 1 Acknowledgements Chapter 2 Introduction Chapter 3 Leaving Home Chapter 4 From Berlin to Prague Chapter 5 The First Prague Fall, October-December 1938 Chapter 6 Life in Prague Chapter 7 The Return of the Jackal Chapter 8 War in Europe Chapter 9 1941 Chapter 10 The Search for Eddie's Family Part 11 Epilogue

About the Author

Keith H. Pickus is the Associate Provost at Wichita State University and an Associate Professor of German and Jewish history. He has published Constructing Modern Identities: Jewish University Students in Germany, 1815-1914 (Wayne State University Press, 1999), essays on Jewish identity, and a series of articles on Jewish and Catholic communities in 19th century Germany.


Like many who lost relatives in the Holocaust, German Jew Adolph "Eddie" Weisz, who emigrated to the US in 1938, did not openly discuss his past or that of his parents. In this oral history by his uncle Keith Pickus, drawn on extensive interviews and letters, his story of despair at losing one family and hope in establishing another is finally presented. * Research Book News, August 2009 *

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