Exile, The Lives and Hopes of Werner Pelz
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Exile, The Lives and Hopes of Werner Pelz

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Like the best true life adventures, the story of Werner Pelz is stranger than fiction. Forced to flee Nazi Germany for being Jewish, he was then interned in England for being German. Shipped to Australia on the notorious HMT Dunera, he spent two years in internment camps in Hay and Tatura. After returning to Britain, his life evolved into a spiritual quest that led him to...more
Paperback, 367 pages
Published August 1st 2012 by Transit Lounge
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Lisa
Reading Exile, Roger Averill’s moving memoir of his friend and mentor Werner Pelz, made me realise once more how fortunate we are in Australia to be an immigrant society. How dull it must be if a society closes its doors to people who come from a variety of experiences and offer a different way of looking at the world! Averill has the gift of making his subject instantly real to his readers, and right from the opening chapter I wanted to know more about this man.

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Naomi Hunt
Astounding !! Loved it. He lived around the corner from me and I had no idea :)))
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