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The Resource Between two homelands : letters across the borders of Nazi Germany, edited by Hedda Kalshoven ; Translated from the Dutch by Hester Velmans and from the German by Peter Fritzsche ; Preface by Peter Fritzsche

Between two homelands : letters across the borders of Nazi Germany, edited by Hedda Kalshoven ; Translated from the Dutch by Hester Velmans and from the German by Peter Fritzsche ; Preface by Peter Fritzsche

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Between two homelands : letters across the borders of Nazi Germany
Title
Between two homelands
Title remainder
letters across the borders of Nazi Germany
Statement of responsibility
edited by Hedda Kalshoven ; Translated from the Dutch by Hester Velmans and from the German by Peter Fritzsche ; Preface by Peter Fritzsche
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Language
eng
Summary
In 1920, at the age of thirteen, Irmgard Gebensleben first traveled from Germany to The Netherlands on a "war-children transport." She would later marry a Dutch man and live and raise her family there while keeping close to her German family and friends through the frequent exchange of letters. Yet during this period geography was not all that separated them. Increasing divergence in political opinions and eventual war between their countries meant letters contained not only family news but personal perspectives on the individual, local, and national choices that would result in the most destructive war in history. This important collection, first assembled by Irmgard Gebensleben's daughter Hedda Kalshoven, gives voice to ordinary Germans in the Weimar Republic and the Third Reich and in the occupied Netherlands. The correspondence between Irmgard, her friends, and four generations of her family delve into their most intimate and candid thoughts and feelings about the rise of National Socialism. The responses to the German invasion and occupation of the Netherlands expose the deeply divided loyalties of the family and reveal their attempts to bridge them. Of particular value to historians, the letters evoke the writers' beliefs and their understanding of the events happening around them. This first English translation of Ik denk zoveel aan jullie: Een briefwisseling tussen nederland en duitsland 1920-1949, has been edited, abridged, and annotated by Peter Fritzsche with the assent and collaboration of Hedda Kalshoven. After the book's original publication the diary of Irmgard's brother and loyal Wehrmacht soldier, Eberhard, was discovered and edited by Hedda Kalshoven. Fritzsche has drawn on this important additional source in his preface
Cataloging source
BTCTA
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
photographs
Index
index present
LC call number
DJ92.G45
LC item number
I3813 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Label
Between two homelands : letters across the borders of Nazi Germany, edited by Hedda Kalshoven ; Translated from the Dutch by Hester Velmans and from the German by Peter Fritzsche ; Preface by Peter Fritzsche
Link
http://bvbr.bib-bvb.de:8991/F?func=service&doc_library=BVB01&local_base=BVB01&doc_number=027442138&line_number=0001&func_code=DB_RECORDS&service_type=MEDIA
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
To Holland (1920-1929) -- The Parents (1929-1937) -- The Grandmother (1938-1940) -- The Brother (1940-1944) -- The Others (1945-1949) -- In Closing -- Family Trees
Control code
ocn861676554
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxxiv, 253 pages
Isbn
9780252079856
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
photographs
System control number
(OCoLC)861676554
Label
Between two homelands : letters across the borders of Nazi Germany, edited by Hedda Kalshoven ; Translated from the Dutch by Hester Velmans and from the German by Peter Fritzsche ; Preface by Peter Fritzsche
Link
http://bvbr.bib-bvb.de:8991/F?func=service&doc_library=BVB01&local_base=BVB01&doc_number=027442138&line_number=0001&func_code=DB_RECORDS&service_type=MEDIA
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
To Holland (1920-1929) -- The Parents (1929-1937) -- The Grandmother (1938-1940) -- The Brother (1940-1944) -- The Others (1945-1949) -- In Closing -- Family Trees
Control code
ocn861676554
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxxiv, 253 pages
Isbn
9780252079856
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
photographs
System control number
(OCoLC)861676554

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