The Great Escape

The Great Escape

Nine Jews Who Fled Hitler and Changed the World

Book - 2006
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'The Great Escape' is the story of the breathtaking journey of nine extraordinary men from war-torn Budapest to freedom, what they experienced along their dangerous route, and how they changed the world.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, c2006.
ISBN: 9780743261159
0743261151
Branch Call Number: 940.5318
Characteristics: 271 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., map ; 25 cm.

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Liber_vermis
Apr 29, 2015

The author was the wife of the late Canadian-born journalist and ABC News anchor Peter Jennings; and the wife of the late U.S. ambassador and negotiator, and ambassador to the U.N., Richard Holbrooke. The author was born in Hungary and fled with her family after the revolution in 1956.

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Apr 29, 2015

The author presents the often intertwined lives of nine Jewish men who flee anti-Semitism in Hungary following the First World War. Many of them flee to France and Germany whence they are forced to flee again from anti-Semitism of the Second World War. The book concludes with an Epilogue with thumbnail sketches of three contemporary Hungarian refugees. Marton provides endnotes, a bibliography, and index. Some black and white photographs illustrate the lives and careers portrayed.

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