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By Desider Furst

Following the Nazi annexation of Austria in March of 1938, Desider Furst, his spouse, and his daughter by surprise came across themselves hunted outlaws, holders of a German passport branded with a purple "J" for Jewish. They escaped from Vienna and finally settled in England, the place they spent the warfare years as "enemy aliens." In 1971 they emigrated once again, this time voluntarily, to the us. house is in different places is a dual-voice autobiographical narration via father and daughter, recounting the family's displacements, stumbling blocks, and repeated reversals. The reports documented listed below are regular of many crucial Europeans whose lives have been notably and painfully stricken by the Nazis. This book's originality lies in its narrative layout and its revelation of what came about the "lucky" ones in basic terms at the margins of the Holocaust.

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A great many German soldiers, burdened by heavy luggage and shouldering their rifles, elbowed their way through the masses of civilians. They were obviously going home to Germany for Christmas. Some were seen off 27 28 Flight from Vienna by their girlfriends. There were some civilians whose appearance betrayed that they too were Germans. They stood there with their wives and children and looked disapprovingly at the soldiers' boisterous, conspicuously loud behavior. Some of these civilians literally barricaded themselves with suitcases and parcels as a protective wall.

They had to put their hands on their knees and to stare into one lightbulb on the ceiling. No food or drink was given, and the use of the toilets was forbidden. They were watched from the corridor by SS men, and severe punishments were meted out for the slightest violation of these orders. Dachau, near Munich, is a long way from Vienna. Two of my friends, the antique dealer Emmerich Winter and the dental surgeon Paul Schott, protested against these Desider Furst 43 inhumane regulations. When the train arrived in Dachau, they were dead.

That was about as much contact as I had with the "country" as a child; we didn't keep any pets either. In late spring we would visit my father's family in Sopron for a few days. Once a year we went to Karlsbad, in Czechoslovakia, for my father to take the waters to keep the gallstones at bay. In summer we would take a vacation for a week or two, gradually going further afield as I grew older. Our last vacation, in 1937, was in Italy, where I learned to swim. Christmas was time for the Semmering, where we stayed at a hotel owned by the bank employees' clinic for which my father worked.

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