The Resource Rebuilt from broken glass : a German Jewish life remade in America, (ebook)

Rebuilt from broken glass : a German Jewish life remade in America, (ebook)

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Rebuilt from broken glass : a German Jewish life remade in America
Title
Rebuilt from broken glass
Title remainder
a German Jewish life remade in America
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Language
eng
Summary
Symbolized by a three-hundred-year-old Seder plate, the religious life of Fred Behrend's family had centered largely around Passover and the tale of the Jewish people's exodus from tyranny. When the Nazis came to power, the wide-eyed boy and his family found themselves living a twentieth-century version of that exodus, escaping oppression and persecution in Germany for Cuba and ultimately a life of freedom and happiness in the United States. Behrend's childhood came to a crashing end with Kristallnacht (the Night of Broken Glass) and his father's harrowing internment at the Sachsenhausen concentration camp. But he would not be defined by these harrowing circumstances. Behrend would go on to experience brushes with history involving the defeated Germans. By the age of twenty, he had run a POW camp full of Nazis, been an instructor in a program aimed at denazifying specially selected prisoners, and been assigned by the U.S. Army to watch over Wernher von Braun, the designer of the V-2 rocket that terrorized Europe and later chief architect of the Saturn V rocket that sent Americans to the moon. Behrend went from a sheltered life of wealth in a long-gone, old-world Germany, dwelling in the gilded compound once belonging to the manufacturer of the zeppelin airships, to a poor Jewish immigrant in New York City learning English from Humphrey Bogart films. Upon returning from service in the U.S. Army, he rose out of poverty, built a successful business in Manhattan, and returned to visit Germany a dozen times, giving him unique perspective into Germany's attempts to surmount its Nazi past
Cataloging source
Midwest
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1926-
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Behrend, Fred
Dewey number
  • 940.53/18092
  • B
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • 1967-
  • 1928-
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  • Hanover, Larry
  • Diner, Hasia R.
  • Westheimer, Ruth K.
  • hoopla digital
Series statement
Shofar supplements in Jewish studies
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  • Behrend, Fred
  • Jews
  • Jewish refugees
  • Jews, German
  • New York (N.Y.)
  • Holocaust survivors
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adult
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Rebuilt from broken glass : a German Jewish life remade in America, (ebook)
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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9781612495033
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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MWT11936990
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remote
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11936990
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MWT11936990
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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Rebuilt from broken glass : a German Jewish life remade in America, (ebook)
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Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
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rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781612495033
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT11936990
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11936990
System control number
MWT11936990
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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