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Les Escales
EAN : 9782365693318
Shaping : BROCHE
Pages : 624
Size : 140 x 225 mm
The Uprooted

Collection : Domaine français
Release date : 03/05/2018
Based on a true story, this enjoyably novelistic saga will immerse you in
a little-known facet of Jewish history.
Vienna, 1931: Wilhelm, a 25-year-old journalist, meets Almah, the love of his life. They soon marry, but their wedded bliss is shadowed by the anti-Semitism raging in their country… and aily life becomes terrifying… Over the course of the next few years, they see many of their friends and relatives... Vienna, 1931: Wilhelm, a 25-year-old journalist, meets Almah, the love of his life. They soon marry, but their wedded bliss is shadowed by the anti-Semitism raging in their country… and aily life becomes terrifying… Over the course of the next few years, they see many of their friends and relatives escape into exile. After an aggression, Wilhelm’s sister, Myriam, decides to flee to the USA. Although it is a wrenching decision, Wilhelm knows he must do everything he can to save Almah and their young son, so he, too, chooses to leave. Having obtained visas for the USA, they are convinced they will be able to join Myriam there. But unfortunately… The family is stuck in a refugee camp of Switzerland. Their visas were forgeries, and besides, the United States’ immigration quota has been reached. The situation seems hopeless until a man offers them an escape route: help establish a kibbutz in the Dominican Republic. The fact is that Trujillo, the local dictator, made a deal with the Nazis: he’ll grant 100,000 visas to Jews in exchange for funds. In addition, the Jews will provide free labor to help develop the island’s infrastructure. They finally arrive in Sosúa, in the tropical jungle. There, everything – from buildings to society – must be built from scratch. Wilhelm and Almah will have to learn to work under a withering sun and to find joy in a simple life, light-years away from the comfortable intellectual life they have been forced to leave behind in Austria. But it could also be an opportunity for them to reinvent themselves and to put down roots in a new land.
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EAN : 9782365693318
Shaping : BROCHE
Pages : 624
Size : 140 x 225 mm
Les Escales