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Those who forget : my family's story in Nazi Europe--a memoir, a history, a warning. / Geraldine Schwarz ; translated from the French by Laura Marris.

Schwarz, Geraldine, (author.). Marris, Laura, 1987- (translator.).

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  • 0 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
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Current holds

2 current holds with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Breckenridge Public Library 920 SCH (Text) 33500013294228 New Checked out 11/04/2020
Crookston Public Library 920 SCH (Text) 33500013294210 New Checked out 11/04/2020

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781501199080
  • ISBN: 1501199080
  • ISBN: 9781501199097
  • ISBN: 1501199099
  • Physical Description: pages cm
  • Publisher: New York : Scribner, [2020]

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Summary, etc.:
"Those Who Forget, published to international awards and acclaim, is journalist GĂ©raldine Schwarz's riveting account of her German and French grandparents' lives during World War II, an in-depth history of Europe's post-war reckoning with fascism, and an urgent appeal to remember as a defense against today's rise of far-right nationalism"-- Provided by publisher.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 April #2
    *Starred Review* In her first book, German-French journalist, author, and filmmaker Schwarz digs into three generations of family history to find the truth about her relatives lives during WWII. Living in Mannheim Germany, her grandparents were considered Mitlaufer, people who followed the current." The majority of Germans found themselves in this category, which Schwarz argues made for "an accumulation of little blindnesses and small acts of cowardice that, when combined, created the necessary conditions for the worst state-orchestrated crimes known to humanity." Schwarz does not shy from Germany's crimes nor the acts of her own family, from her grandmother who admired Hitler to her grandfather who profited from the purchase of a Jewish-owned business. Schwarz culminates her memoir with a warning, applying Germany's mistakes to recent events in the U.S. and other countries. Schwarz cites the importance of a country's "memory work" and the value of sharing the story of "ordinary people, the Mitlaufer, and not only of heroes, victims or monsters." She cautions younger generations that the danger is not in the leader, but in those who allow him to lead. A timely must-read, this brutally honest memoir is also a smart historical analysis and a relevant warning for the future. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Géraldine Schwarz is a German-French journalist, author, and documentary filmmaker based in Berlin. Those Who Forget is her first book. It won the European Book Prize, Germany&;s Winfried Peace Prize, and Italy&;s NordSud International Prize for Literature and Science and is currently being translated into eight languages.

Laura Marris is a poet and translator whose translations include Louis Guilloux&;s novel Blood Dark, which was shortlisted for the 2018 Oxford-Weidenfeld Translation Prize. She is currently working on the new translation for Albert Camus&;s The Plague.

Subject: Schwarz, GĂ©raldine > Family.
Journalists > France > Biography.
Memory > Social aspects > France.
Memory > Social aspects > Germany.
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
Germany > History > 1933-1945.
Germany > History > 1945-
France > History > German occupation, 1940-1945.
France > History > 1945-
Schwartz family.
Schwartz family.
German Occupation of France (1940-1945)
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
Memory > Social aspects.
Genre: Biographies.

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