The Berlin Shadow by Jonathan Lichtenstein audiobook

The Berlin Shadow: Living with the Ghosts of the Kindertransport

By Jonathan Lichtenstein
Read by Jonathan Lichtenstein

Little, Brown & Company, Little, Brown 9780316541015
7.26 Hours 1
Format : CD (In Stock)
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    Available on 12/15/2020

    ISBN: 9781549107757

A deeply moving memoir in three timeframes by an award-winning playwright that confronts the defining trauma of the twentieth century, and its effects on a father and son In 1939, Jonathan Lichtenstein's father Hans escaped Nazi-occupied Berlin as a child refugee on the Kindertransport. Almost every member of his family died after Kristallnacht, and, upon arriving in England to make his way in the world alone, Hans turned his back on his German Jewish culture. Growing up in post-war rural Wales where the conflict was never spoken of, Jonathan and his siblings were at a loss to understand their father's relentless drive and sometimes eccentric behavior. As Hans enters old age, he and Jonathan set out to retrace his journey back to Berlin. Written with tenderness and grace, The Berlin Shadow is a highly compelling story about time, trauma, family, and a father and son's attempt to emerge from the shadows of history.  

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A deeply moving memoir in three timeframes by an award-winning playwright that confronts the defining trauma of the twentieth century, and its effects on a father and son

In 1939, Jonathan Lichtenstein's father Hans escaped Nazi-occupied Berlin as a child refugee on the Kindertransport. Almost every member of his family died after Kristallnacht, and, upon arriving in England to make his way in the world alone, Hans turned his back on his German Jewish culture.

Growing up in post-war rural Wales where the conflict was never spoken of, Jonathan and his siblings were at a loss to understand their father's relentless drive and sometimes eccentric behavior. As Hans enters old age, he and Jonathan set out to retrace his journey back to Berlin.

Written with tenderness and grace, The Berlin Shadow is a highly compelling story about time, trauma, family, and a father and son's attempt to emerge from the shadows of history.
 

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Available Formats : CD
Category: Nonfiction/Social Science
Runtime: 7.26
Audience: Adult
Language: English