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Bitter Prerequisites: A Faculty for Survival from Nazi Terror
A dozen Purdue University Jewish faculty members-10 men and 2 women-who were forced to flee their homes in Germany, Austria, Czechoslovakia, Poland, and Hungary during the Holocaust, tell their stories in a series of interviews conducted by Kleine-Ahlbrandt, a history professor at Purdue and the author of The Burden of Victory: France, Britain and the Enforcement of the ...more
Hardcover, 479 pages
Published February 1st 2001 by Purdue University Press
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This is a non-fiction story about 12 youngsters who lived through the Nazi Holocaust. I've read several books about the Holocaust but this one opened my eyes to several important components that I had not known. The fact that the author was from Purdue and all of the 12 came to be outstanding faculty at Purdue, where I worked, was an added dimension. Interestingly, several of these children came to believe they were stupid because they had fallen so far behind and were so traumatized that they ...more