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The forger / by Cioma Schonhaus ; with illustrations by the author ; original German version edited and with a postscript by Marion Neiss ; translated by Alan Bance - Cioma (1922-) Schonhaus
The forger / by Cioma Schonhaus ; with illustrations by the author ; original German version edited and with a postscript by Marion Neiss ; translated by Alan Bance
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In Nazi Germany, 20-year-old graphic artist Cioma Schönhaus found a unique outlet for his talent: he forged documents for people fleeing the Reich, ultimately helping to save hundreds of lives. Yet, even as the Gestapo posted his photo in public, he lived a daringly adventurous life, replete with... show more
In Nazi Germany, 20-year-old graphic artist Cioma Schönhaus found a unique outlet for his talent: he forged documents for people fleeing the Reich, ultimately helping to save hundreds of lives. Yet, even as the Gestapo posted his photo in public, he lived a daringly adventurous life, replete with fine restaurants and beautiful women, all the while managing to elude the Nazis. Breathtakingly bold, Schönhaus talked his way out of an arrest, defended Jewish diners being harassed by the police, and ultimately fled Germany by bicycling to Switzerland. Schönhaus’s story-his courageous exploits that saved so many, as many others around him were deported, one by one, to the concentration camps-is an astonishing tale of wartime heroism and survival.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780786720583 (0786720581)
ASIN: B004SHZZHY
Publisher: Cambridge, MA : Da Capo Press
Pages no: 240
Edition language: English
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3.0 The forger / by Cioma Schonhaus ; with illustrations by the author ; original German version edited and with a postscript by Marion Neiss ; translated by Alan Bance
The story, itself, is amazing, but the writing is somewhat shaky. It's like watching a scratched DVD, when it skips from one scene to the next without transition and no real obvious connection. However, this book is definitely worth reading, and one can't help but root for Cioma to make it through...
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