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The Resource Alex's wake : a voyage of betrayal and a journey of remembrance, Martin Goldsmith

Alex's wake : a voyage of betrayal and a journey of remembrance, Martin Goldsmith

Label
Alex's wake : a voyage of betrayal and a journey of remembrance
Title
Alex's wake
Title remainder
a voyage of betrayal and a journey of remembrance
Statement of responsibility
Martin Goldsmith
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
On May 13, 1939, the luxury liner SS St. Louis sailed away from Hamburg, Germany, bound for Havana, Cuba. On board were more than 900 Jewish refugees fleeing persecution in Nazi Germany. After being denied landing rights in Havana, the refugees were turned away by the United States and Canada and forced to sail back to Europe, where the gathering storm of the Holocaust awaited them. Two of those refugees were Alex Goldschmidt, a sixty-year-old veteran of World War I, and his seventeen-year-old son Klaus Helmut Goldschmidt. After their trans-Atlantic voyage, they landed in France. They would spend the next three years in one French camp after another before being shipped to Auschwitz in 1942. Sixty-nine years later, Martin Goldsmith, Alex's grandson and Helmut's nephew, retraced their sad journey. The book offers a compelling history of the voyage of the St. Louis, including testimony from those on board, a tale of espionage, and the brave resolve of Captain Gustav Schroeder. It also offers a harrowing chronicle of the vast network of camps in France, many of which were organized by the French themselves with little or no encouragement from the Germans
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1952-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Goldsmith, Martin
Dewey number
940.5318142
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DS135.F89
LC item number
G65 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Goldschmidt, Alex
  • Goldschmidt, Klaus Helmut
  • St. Louis (Ship)
  • Jews
  • Jews
  • Jewish refugees
  • Jewish refugees
  • Germany
Label
Alex's wake : a voyage of betrayal and a journey of remembrance, Martin Goldsmith
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 331-332) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Setting forth -- Sachsenhagen -- Oldenburg -- Hamburg -- The voyage of the St. Louis -- Boulogne-sur-Mer -- Martigny-les-Bains -- Montauban -- Agde -- Rivesaltes -- Les Milles -- Drancy -- Auschwitz -- Coming home
Control code
ocn854612675
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Da Capo Press edition.
Extent
vii, 344 pages
Isbn
9780306823220
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
Label
Alex's wake : a voyage of betrayal and a journey of remembrance, Martin Goldsmith
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 331-332) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Setting forth -- Sachsenhagen -- Oldenburg -- Hamburg -- The voyage of the St. Louis -- Boulogne-sur-Mer -- Martigny-les-Bains -- Montauban -- Agde -- Rivesaltes -- Les Milles -- Drancy -- Auschwitz -- Coming home
Control code
ocn854612675
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Da Capo Press edition.
Extent
vii, 344 pages
Isbn
9780306823220
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map

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