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The Resource Flight of remembrance : a World War II memoir of love and survival, Marina Dutzmann Kirsch

Flight of remembrance : a World War II memoir of love and survival, Marina Dutzmann Kirsch

Label
Flight of remembrance : a World War II memoir of love and survival
Title
Flight of remembrance
Title remainder
a World War II memoir of love and survival
Statement of responsibility
Marina Dutzmann Kirsch
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Against the backdrop of World War II tragedy and devastation in Latvia, Poland and Germany and three decades of European history, this true narrative provides a window into the palpitating heart of wartime upheaval through the lives of Rolf Dutzmann and Lilo Wassull?two people fatefully positioned “on the other side.” In December of 1939, swept along on a tide of dire necessity and circumstance due to the imminent Soviet takeover of his homeland, Rolf, a young Latvian aeronautical engineering student, flees with his family to Germany, a country fully under Hitler?s control and already engaged in a brutal war. While the account chronicles Rolf?s pursuit of his technical dream against daunting wartime odds, it is first and foremost a poignant love story that plays out against a panorama of worldwide chaos and destruction. It is also a story of the seen and unseen forces that coalesce to keep Rolf and Lilo alive after they meet in 1940 Berlin, leading them through a chain of cataclysmic events including Rolf?s draft into the Luftwaffe and his father?s assignment as chief inspector of V-2 rocket production; the bombing of Berlin; the destruction of their homes; their numerous desperate, cross-country escapes from the bombing, the advancing Soviet troops from the east, and other Allied forces from the west; the POW camp hardships; and the deprivation of the postwar years. Despite the immeasurable evil, suffering and desolation of World War II, a synchronistic chain of events provides an uplifting reminder that love and hope may take wing even out of the ashes of life?s most terrifying adversities
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
QBX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kirsch, Marina Dutzmann
Dewey number
  • 940.53/092/2
  • B
Illustrations
  • maps
  • photographs
Index
index present
LC call number
D811.5
LC item number
.K57 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Dutzmann, Rolf
  • Dutzmann, Lilo
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Authors, New Hampshire
  • Latvia
Label
Flight of remembrance : a World War II memoir of love and survival, Marina Dutzmann Kirsch
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xxv, 332 pages
Isbn
9780983565345
Lccn
2011910888
Other physical details
photographs, map
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn746598306
Label
Flight of remembrance : a World War II memoir of love and survival, Marina Dutzmann Kirsch
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xxv, 332 pages
Isbn
9780983565345
Lccn
2011910888
Other physical details
photographs, map
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn746598306

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