A Thousand Kisses: The Letters of Georg and Frieda Lindemeyer 1937-1941

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Bloomsbury, 2006 - Biography & Autobiography - 291 pages
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The Lindemeyers were an affluent, close-knit family living in Dusseldorf, and among a minority of German Christian families of Jewish origin. After the National Socialists came to power in 1933, the Lindemeyers, like all "non-Aryans," began to be discriminated against. Realizing that the climate of the country was increasingly hostile to them, they managed to send their three children to England. As the war began, and the oppression against the Jews intensified, Georg and Frieda tried desperately to move to England themselves. They never succeeded. In 1941, they were sent off to a concentration camp in Minsk where they both died. The letters in this book begin in 1937 when Edith, the first of the children, left home, and end in 1941, on the day George and Frieda were deported to Minsk. They are the letters of any loving parent--full of deep affection, pride, and anxiety. And they are also a testament to the immense courage of the family as they struggled to remain strong, hopeful that they would one day be together again.

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Georg Lindemeyer was born in 1887 in the Rhineland, Germany. He was educated in Bonn and Heidelberg universities and went on to become a successful lawyer in Dusseldorf. He was also a novelist, poet and critic and a scholar of law. Frieda Lindemeyer was born in 1893 in Berlin. She married Georg Lindemeyer in 1915 and had three children with him: Eva Maria, Edith and Wolfgang. The couple were deported by the Nazi government to a concentration camp in Minsk in 1941 and died there.....A Note on the Editor: Dr Christoph Mo is a researcher in the Krupp Historical Archive in Essen. He is a specialist on the German Jews of the National Socialist era. He has written many books and articles on the subject and edited the original, German edition of

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