Vienna Farewell: September 1937-June 1938

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iUniverse, Aug 14, 2007 - Fiction - 188 pages
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On March 12, 1938, the German Army marched into Austria, greeted enthusiastically by much of the population, making the country part of Nazi Germany. Overnight, 200,000 Austrian Jews were turned from citizens into hated and hunted outsiders, unprotected by law or custom.

Jacob Abels is one of them; a young Jewish man in beautiful Vienna, immersed in the youthful world of friendships and new love. Suddenly, his familiar and beguiling city is a place of danger and fear.

Vienna Farewell is the story of people-Gentiles and Jews, Nazis and anti-Nazis, rich and poor, young and old-lives and fates intertwined, trying in many different ways to make their personal adjustments to this new historical reality; some by attempting to escape abroad, others by resigned and hopeless waiting for the improbable return of better days, and others-Nazis and their allies-by taking brutal advantage of their newly won powers.

David Jordan, drawing on his personal experiences, describes the actions and motivations of his contemporaries with the clarity of the inside observer who "knows his Viennese." Part history, part novel, Vienna Farewell shines a revealing light on a place in a time of darkness.

 

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September 1937
1
October 1937
26
November 1937
48
December 1937
61
January 1938
86
February 1938
93
March 1938
119
April 1938
137
May 1938
147
June 1938
168
Notes
181
Back Cover
185
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