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This is an auction for PROMISED NEW ZEALAND: FLEEING NAZI PERSECUTION by Freya Klier.

"This is the true story of Jewish citizens who fled Nazi terror in Europe for a safe haven on the opposite side of the world: New Zealand. The narrative skilfully interweaves the lives of twenty-four Jewish exiles: the Viennese philosopher, Karl Popper, is saved by travelling across the oceans to New Zealand, and German author Karl Wolfskehl and the youthful Peter Munz likewise. The journey brings others to this land from very diverse places, even from Dr Mengele's experiment rooms at Auschwitz. Freya Klier depicts the plight of these immigrants, whose stories could scarcely be more varied and which yet have one common link: they all flee to New Zealand, the place furthest from Germany; their promised land at the end of the earth. This book is a significant piece of world history, featuring vital stories that need to be told before they are lost to subsequent generations. It is the first English-language translation of this important work and the first time it has been published outside Germany."

About the Author: Born in 1950 in Dresden, Freya Klier is a filmmaker and author with a history of political activism. In 1968, she was sentenced to 16 months' imprisonment when her attempt to flee East Germany failed. In 1980, she co-founded the German Democratic Republic (GDR) peace movement and in 1988 was arrested with other civil rights activists, stripped of her citizenship and compelled to leave the one-party communist state. She lives in Berlin and has written many books on wartime Europe.

Large format (trade) paperback 2009.

255 pages + photographs.

Near new condition.

The cost of shipping is $4.95 (ordinary post) or $6.95 (tracked mail). If you are on rural delivery and want tracked mail, the shipping cost will be $9.95.

There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston North following the auction.

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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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