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by Raya C. Schapiro

  • Author: Raya C. Schapiro
  • ISBN: 0897335457
  • ISBN13: 978-0897335454
  • ePub: 1982 kb | FB2: 1107 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Historical
  • Publisher: Chicago Review Press; Reprint edition (April 1, 2006)
  • Pages: 252
  • Rating: 4.3/5
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In mid-March, 1939 Germany occupied Czechoslovakia, then to be known as the Reich Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia, under Reich Protector Baron Constantin von Neurath. Raya of course does not want to be left out and she has appointed herself the assistant for the waiting room and wants to turn on the light for the patients which Zanka often does not do. If I’m not busy, they are buzzing around me constantly – even now as I write this. Yesterday Sharp came back.

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One Family's Letters from Prague, 1939-1941. In May 1939, in Nazioccupied Prague, a Jewish family of five traded their luxurious apartment to a German officer for five exit visas to the United States

One Family's Letters from Prague, 1939-1941. In May 1939, in Nazioccupied Prague, a Jewish family of five traded their luxurious apartment to a German officer for five exit visas to the United States. At the last minute, the officer produced only three exit visas.

Sue Gee. The underclass of the city lived here; this, too, was the immigrant quarter, populated by guest workers from Turkey and North Africa. ty, architectural grace. It had felt first alienating, then alluring – Marsha, after a couple of days, had lost all awe of her surroundings, bathing freely, this morning, with Susanna’s oatmeal pack, munching from a dazzling array of cereals in the kitchen and generally moving about the apartment as though she had lived here for years.

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Their discovery of a box of letters to America sent from relatives in Prague led two sisters to compile this extraordinary collection. Raya Schapiro and Helga Weinberg found the letters among their mother's effects after her death in 1990. They were written by their grandmother and uncle, trapped in Prague after the Nazi occupation, to the girls' parents who had escaped to the United States in May, 1939, leaving the two girls behind. The 77 letters reprinted here span a period of two years, during which the Nazis drew an evertightening noose of destruction around the Jews of Prague: each letter is followed by notes of explanation and amplification, as well as notes on Nazi laws and official restrictions and the progress of the war. The early letters deal with the difficulties of getting the two small girls out to join their parents in America. After that is accomplished, the grandmother and uncle concentrate on their own prospects for immigration, and they struggle to maintain a normal life while hope slips steadily away. Each letter has a censor's stamp on it; each envelope bears the stillfrightening emblem of the Third Reich. The letters dramatically convey the tension, growing daily, of existence under the Nazis, and their tone becomes increasingly desperate as every avenue of escape reaches a dead end. Reading Letters from Prague is a moving experience, because it makes tangible a time in history so cruel as to be almost surreal. A rich legacy of bygone European Jewish life is maintained in this book, and Schapiro and Weinberg-a psychiatrist and retired teacher respectively-now grandparents themselves, can point to an invaluable record of human suffering and show the world that their voices, and those of their ancestors, cannot be silenced.
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Reading these letters today is a rare privilege for anyone. Academically, this collection is unique primary material that helps place a very human and personal perspective on well-known goings-on. Historically, the annotations help us immediately translate those goings-on in context and provide us with the inhuman conclusion; the reader then multiplies that end across millions of families and is reminded how shockingly quick the Reich rose and fell -- within one generation: less time than it takes to get to our twenty-year reunion -- yet its victims remain dead and the surviving families forever impacted.

Personally, this collection reminds me to be thankful than I may raise my family in relative quietude. No amount of modern yellow journalism, infotainment, economic turmoil, or heavy-handed regulation can take away our freedom to toil and dream of improving our families' lot; tyrants may only do that when the people allow it.
The personal touch of these times were all handled and informative as well as very educational and presented in an interesting reading style.
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