David Cesarani

Knowing When To Run

Pushing Time Away: My Grandfather and the Tragedy of Jewish Vienna

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The Frank Family That Survived

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THESE BOOKS BELONG to a sub-genre of ‘Holocaust literature’ in which the descendants of refugees or survivors ruminate on the experience of their forebears and its trans-generational effect. But are all stories of survival automatically interesting? Conversely, are the humdrum lives of people who fell victim to a monstrous regime elevated by the awful circumstances of their fate?

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