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The Resource The unanswered letter : one Holocaust family's desperate plea for help, Faris Cassell

The unanswered letter : one Holocaust family's desperate plea for help, Faris Cassell

Label
The unanswered letter : one Holocaust family's desperate plea for help
Title
The unanswered letter
Title remainder
one Holocaust family's desperate plea for help
Statement of responsibility
Faris Cassell
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
""Dear Madam - You are surely informed about the situation of all Jews in Central Europe and this letter will not astonish you." In August 1939, just days before World War II broke out in Europe, a Jewish man in Vienna named Alfred Berger mailed a desperate letter to a stranger in America who shared his last name. "By pure chance I got your address . . . I beg you instantly to send for me and my wife..." Decades later, journalist Faris Cassell stumbled upon the stunning letter and became determined to uncover the story behind it. How did the American Bergers respond? Did Alfred and his family escape Nazi Germany? Over a decade-long investigation in which she traveled thousands of miles, explored archives and offices in Austria, Belarus, Czech Republic, and Israel, interviewed descendants, and found letters, photos, and sketches made by family members during the Holocaust, Cassell wrote the devastating true story of The Unanswered Letter"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cassell, Faris
Dewey number
940.53/18092243613
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • genealogical tables
Index
no index present
LC call number
DS135.A93
LC item number
A133 2020
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Berger family
  • Jews
  • Holocaust victims
  • Holocaust survivors
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
  • Vienna (Austria)
  • Austria
Target audience
adult
Label
The unanswered letter : one Holocaust family's desperate plea for help, Faris Cassell
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Map on endpapers
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxv, 437 pages
Isbn
9781684510177
Lccn
2020006043
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, genealogical tables, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)on1141031850
  • (OCoLC)1141031850
  • 2576676
Label
The unanswered letter : one Holocaust family's desperate plea for help, Faris Cassell
Publication
Copyright
Note
Map on endpapers
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxv, 437 pages
Isbn
9781684510177
Lccn
2020006043
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, genealogical tables, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)on1141031850
  • (OCoLC)1141031850
  • 2576676

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