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Author Meyerhoff, Marianne.

Title Four girls from Berlin : a true story of a friendship that defied the Holocaust / Marianne Meyerhoff
Published Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley & Sons, [2007]


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 MELB  940.53180922 Mey/Fgf  AVAILABLE
Description xii, 241 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents Glimpses of a shattered past -- The past disinterred -- Benny, and daddy -- Hands across the Holocaust -- A tale of til -- Berlin and Erica -- Lotte's love -- Rena -- London -- Rena's class and the voyage of the St. Louis -- A new direction -- "Wiedersehen," not goodbye -- The family Namgalies -- Interview with Jochen -- Erica -- Heidelberg
Summary "A pair of silver Regency candlesticks. Pieces of well-worn family jewelry. More than a thousand documents, letters, and photographs. Lotte Meyerhoff's best friends risked their lives in Nazi Germany to safeguard these and other treasured heirlooms and mementos from her family and return them to her after the war. The Holocaust had left Lotte the lone survivor of her family, and these precious objects gave her back a crucial piece of her past. Four Girls from Berlin vividly recreates that past and tells the story of Lotte and her courageous non-Jewish friends Ilonka, Erica, and Ursula as they lived under the shadow of Hider in Berlin."--BOOK JACKET
Notes Includes index
Subject Jews -- California -- Los Angeles -- Biography.
Jews, German -- California -- Los Angeles -- Biography.
Jewish refugees -- California -- Los Angeles -- Biography.
Children of Holocaust survivors -- California -- Los Angeles -- Biography.
Mothers and daughters -- California -- Los Angeles -- Biography.
Los Angeles (Calif.) -- Biography.
Genre/Form Biographies.
LC no. 2007006192
ISBN 9780471224051 cloth
0471224057 cloth