Albert Drach - Unsentimental Journey

SKU 0929497473
In this "autobiographical report" Drach describes his flight from the Gestapo through France and the years of his emigration. After breathtaking confrontations with Nazi murderers and their collaborators he succeeds in hiding out in a mountain village near Nice until Allied troops arrive. Drach's inimitable ironic language transmits the atmosphere of exile: anxiety, escape, persecution, bureaucratic arbitrariness, envy, and denunciation. The personalities of his chance companions are just as unforgettable as those of the famous emigrants that he encounters, among them the writers Lion Feuchtwanger, Franz Werfel, and especially Walter Hasenclever, whose suicide in the camp at Les Milles Drach tried to prevent.
  • Author: Albert Drach
  • Title: Unsentimental Journey
  • Translation by: Harvey I. Dunkle
  • Afterword by: Ernestine Schlant
  • Pages: 348
  • Date Published: 1992
  • ISBN: 0929497473
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