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Under a Cruel Star: A Life in Prague, 1941-1968 - Heda Kovály, Helen Epstein, Franci Epstein
Under a Cruel Star: A Life in Prague, 1941-1968
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Heda Margolius Kovaly's steady gaze at the lives caught up in Czechoslovakia's tragic fate under the Nazis and then during the Stalin era illuminates the chaotic life of a nation. Kovaly was deported to concentration camps, escaped from a death march, nearly starved in the post-war years, only to... show more
Heda Margolius Kovaly's steady gaze at the lives caught up in Czechoslovakia's tragic fate under the Nazis and then during the Stalin era illuminates the chaotic life of a nation. Kovaly was deported to concentration camps, escaped from a death march, nearly starved in the post-war years, only to be shattered by her husband's conviction (in the infamous 1952 Slansky trial) and his execution. Resonant with lyricism, this gripping memoir is uplifting even in the midst of horror.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780841913776 (0841913773)
Publisher: Holmes & Meier Publishers
Pages no: 192
Edition language: English
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NO SPOILERSDuring the last few days I have been reading Under A Cruel Star. Tom, one of my GR friends, brought to my attention that the author, in her nineties, had recently died. I had the book sitting there on my shelf and memoirs always attract me. I needed a good book after having been so disapp...
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Under a Cruel Star: Life in Prague 1941-1968 by Heda Margolius Kovaly.This is one Woman's compelling account of strength and courage from the end of World War II and through the communist era in Czechoslovakia. I have read many many accounts of life during the War and in the Concentration Camps b...
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