Be Happy, be Free, Dance!: A Holocaust Survivor's Message to His Grandchildren

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Intentional Productions, 2005 - History - 179 pages
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This richly illustrated memoir of life in pre-WWII Germany and the trauma of the Holocaust conveys both a child's survival and an adult's wisdom. Rescued by the Quakers, Richard Weilheimer successfully integrated into the United States, served in Korea, married, raised chldren and had a business career. Today, he uses his experience to teach about discrimination and racism, while urging younger generations to "Be Happy, Be Free, Dance!"
 

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"At the age of seven Richard Weilheimer witnessed the arrest of his father, the destruction of his home,and the burning of his Synagogue on Kristallnacht. In October 1940 his entire family was ... Read full review

Contents

Background The Rise of Nazism
1
My Family and Early Childhood
5
Kristallnacht and the Start of World War II
15
Deportation to Camp de Gurs
29
La Maison des Pupilles
49
Path to Freedom
79
A New Life
99
After High School and Into Another War
119
Settling Down
131
In Touch with the Past
141
My Mission My Command
155
Appendix
165
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