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The Resource Asylum: : a survivor's flight from Nazi-occupied Vienna through wartime France, Moriz Scheyer ; translated, with an epilogue and essay and notes, by the author's grandson, P.N. Singer

Asylum: : a survivor's flight from Nazi-occupied Vienna through wartime France, Moriz Scheyer ; translated, with an epilogue and essay and notes, by the author's grandson, P.N. Singer

Label
Asylum: : a survivor's flight from Nazi-occupied Vienna through wartime France
Title
Asylum:
Title remainder
a survivor's flight from Nazi-occupied Vienna through wartime France
Statement of responsibility
Moriz Scheyer ; translated, with an epilogue and essay and notes, by the author's grandson, P.N. Singer
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
"'It may be that the way in which the words, the sentences, the pages have been put together is the result of a certain intellectual effort. But their content, their essence, has a quite different source. And that source is a profound emotional anguish. An anguish in which the wretched sufferer is able only to keep repeating the same stammering question: How could it all have happened?' As arts editor for one of Vienna's principal newspapers before the German invasion in 1938, Moriz Scheyer knew many of the city's great artists, from Stefan Zweig and Arthur Schnitzler to Bruno Walter, and was an important literary journalist in his own right. But when the vicious, brutal hands of Nazism grabbed hold of Austria, Scheyer was forced from his position and his home. In 1943, while in hiding at a convent in the Dordogne region of France, Scheyer began drafting what would become this book--his memoir. Tracing events from the Anschluss in Austria through life in Paris, both prewar and under German occupation, the Exodus from Paris, his experiences of a French concentration camp, an escape attempt and contact with the Resistance, and a final, dramatic rescue and clandestine life in the convent, Asylum is tense, raw, and riveting in its immediate perspective and the minute details of those terrifying, endless days. After Scheyer's death in 1949, his stepson--who disliked the book and its emotive anti-German rhetoric--destroyed the manuscript. Or thought he did. Recently a carbon copy was discovered in the family's attic by P. N. Singer, the author's step-grandson, who has translated the work and provided an epilogue."--Dust jacket
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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1886-1949
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Scheyer, Moriz
Dewey number
940.53/18092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the German
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1962-
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Singer, P. N.
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  • Scheyer, Moriz
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
  • Jews
Label
Asylum: : a survivor's flight from Nazi-occupied Vienna through wartime France, Moriz Scheyer ; translated, with an epilogue and essay and notes, by the author's grandson, P.N. Singer
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 304-305)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The 'Anschluss' -- Breathing again: Switzerland -- France: beloved France -- Earning the first hundred francs -- The men in berets -- The 'Drôle de Guerre' -- Paris, ghost of an enchanted city -- Paths of the Exodus -- 'Armistice' -- Paris under the German boot -- The French ... and the French -- From 'the Israelites' to 'the Jew' -- Stay of execution -- 'For examination of your situation' -- Hut 8 -- Another stay of execution -- 'Zone libre' -- Voiron -- Nine gendarmes versus five Jews -- Caserne Bizanet, Grenoble -- A toast -- Escape to Switzerland -- A telegram -- Labarde -- Blessed are the poor in spirit -- Nuns -- A glimpse through a peephole -- Music -- Eugène le Roy -- Informers -- In place of a chapter on the Resistance -- They're coming - they're not coming - they're coming! -- The morning of 6th June 1944 -- Summer -- The first step into freedom -- Carlos -- In memory of my comrades from the concentration camp at Beaune-la-Rolande -- The undeserving survivors -- Still in Labarde: but free
Control code
1676517
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First North American edition.
Extent
305 pages
Isbn
9780316272889
Lccn
2016932793
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
maps, illustrations, portraits
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1676517
  • (Sirsi) 1676517
  • (OCoLC)935195640
Label
Asylum: : a survivor's flight from Nazi-occupied Vienna through wartime France, Moriz Scheyer ; translated, with an epilogue and essay and notes, by the author's grandson, P.N. Singer
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 304-305)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The 'Anschluss' -- Breathing again: Switzerland -- France: beloved France -- Earning the first hundred francs -- The men in berets -- The 'Drôle de Guerre' -- Paris, ghost of an enchanted city -- Paths of the Exodus -- 'Armistice' -- Paris under the German boot -- The French ... and the French -- From 'the Israelites' to 'the Jew' -- Stay of execution -- 'For examination of your situation' -- Hut 8 -- Another stay of execution -- 'Zone libre' -- Voiron -- Nine gendarmes versus five Jews -- Caserne Bizanet, Grenoble -- A toast -- Escape to Switzerland -- A telegram -- Labarde -- Blessed are the poor in spirit -- Nuns -- A glimpse through a peephole -- Music -- Eugène le Roy -- Informers -- In place of a chapter on the Resistance -- They're coming - they're not coming - they're coming! -- The morning of 6th June 1944 -- Summer -- The first step into freedom -- Carlos -- In memory of my comrades from the concentration camp at Beaune-la-Rolande -- The undeserving survivors -- Still in Labarde: but free
Control code
1676517
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First North American edition.
Extent
305 pages
Isbn
9780316272889
Lccn
2016932793
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
maps, illustrations, portraits
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1676517
  • (Sirsi) 1676517
  • (OCoLC)935195640

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