The Resource Against time : letters from Nazi Germany, 1938-1939, [Johannes U. Hoeber and Elfriede Fischer Hoeber ; translated and edited by] Francis W. Hoeber

Against time : letters from Nazi Germany, 1938-1939, [Johannes U. Hoeber and Elfriede Fischer Hoeber ; translated and edited by] Francis W. Hoeber

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Against time : letters from Nazi Germany, 1938-1939
Title
Against time
Title remainder
letters from Nazi Germany, 1938-1939
Statement of responsibility
[Johannes U. Hoeber and Elfriede Fischer Hoeber ; translated and edited by] Francis W. Hoeber
Title variation
  • Against time, letters from Nazi Germany, 1938-1939
  • Letters from Nazi Germany, 1938-1939
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Language
eng
Summary
Johannes Höber left Nazi Germany for America on November 12, 1938. His wife Elfriede and their nine-year-old daughter Susanne were unable to leave until September of the following year, after the outbreak of World War II. Fifty years later, Johannes and Elfriede's son found an old folder containing the long letters they exchanged during the many months there were separated. In these letters, Elfriede describes the worsening situation in Germany and Johannes describes his flight from Europe and his excited entry into American life. [This book] collects 135 of those letters with an introduction, extensive notes, and an epilogue that sets the letters in the context of their time. The letters tell the story of a couple driven from their home by the Nazis and forced to make a new life in a new country. In these letters you will discover two fine, passionate, and very different writers. Johannes' letters are carefully organized and precise, self-conscious and at the same time full of colorful detail and rich accounts of people, places, and events that convey his deep interest in the new world he observed. Elfriede's letters sometimes seem slightly chaotic, but they convey a full sense of her strong feelings as she navigated daily life in a frighteningly transformed Germany. Her letters are often laced with a breezy wit, though the humor is often ironic and sometimes witheringly sarcastic. Together, the letters portray the intense relationship of a fascinating couple in a critical time. [This book] is an important historical resource that reads like a novel. -- Inside cover flap
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Biography type
collective biography
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DLC
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1904-1977
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hoeber, Johannes U.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
Q11
LC item number
.P6 v. 105 pt. 1
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1904-1999
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Hoeber, Elfriede Fischer
  • Hoeber, Francis W.
Series statement
Transactions of the American Philosophical Society held at Philadelphia for promoting useful knowledge,
Series volume
v. 105, pt. 1
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hoeber, Johannes U
  • German Americans
  • Hoeber, Elfriede Fischer
  • Immigrants
  • Philadelphia (Pa.)
  • Political refugees
  • Germany
  • Düsseldorf (Germany)
  • Düsseldorf (Germany)
Label
Against time : letters from Nazi Germany, 1938-1939, [Johannes U. Hoeber and Elfriede Fischer Hoeber ; translated and edited by] Francis W. Hoeber
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A folder full of old letters -- Johannes and Elfriede -- Getting out, Part I -- Waiting -- Getting to Philadelphia -- Philadelphia -- Getting "in" -- Jo has a job -- Uncle Karl says no -- True friends -- Uncle Karl says yes -- Getting out, Part II -- Epilogue: A family in America
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
vii, 328 pages
Isbn
9780616180518
Lccn
^^2015021664
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)911004626
  • (OCoLC)ocn911004626
Label
Against time : letters from Nazi Germany, 1938-1939, [Johannes U. Hoeber and Elfriede Fischer Hoeber ; translated and edited by] Francis W. Hoeber
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A folder full of old letters -- Johannes and Elfriede -- Getting out, Part I -- Waiting -- Getting to Philadelphia -- Philadelphia -- Getting "in" -- Jo has a job -- Uncle Karl says no -- True friends -- Uncle Karl says yes -- Getting out, Part II -- Epilogue: A family in America
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
vii, 328 pages
Isbn
9780616180518
Lccn
^^2015021664
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)911004626
  • (OCoLC)ocn911004626

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