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When time stopped : a memoir of my father's war and what remains / Ariana Neumann.

Neumann, Ariana, (author.).


"In 1941, the first Neumann family member was taken by the Nazis, arrested in German-occupied Czechoslovakia for bathing in a stretch of river forbidden to Jews. He was transported to Auschwitz. Eighteen days later his prisoner number was entered into the morgue book. Of thirty-four Neumann family members, twenty-five were murdered by the Nazis. One of the survivors was Hans Neumann, who, to escape the German death net, traveled to Berlin and hid in plain sight under the Gestapo's eyes. What Hans experienced was so unspeakable that, when he built an industrial empire in Venezuela, he couldn't bring himself to talk about it. All his daughter Ariana knew was that something terrible had happened. When Hans died, he left Ariana a small box filled with letters, diary entries, and other memorabilia. Ten years later, Ariana finally summoned the courage to have the letters translated, and she began reading. What she discovered launched her on a worldwide search that would deliver indelible portraits of a family loving, finding meaning, and trying to survive amid the worst that can be imagined. When Time Stopped is a powerful detective story and an epic family memoir, spanning nearly ninety years and crossing oceans. Neumann brings each relative to vivid life. In uncovering her father's story after all these years, she discovers nuance and depth to her own history and liberates poignant and thought-provoking truths about the threads of humanity that connect us all."-- Provided by publisher.

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  • ISBN: 9781982106379
  • Physical Description: 321 pages : illustrations, maps, genealogical table ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First Scribner hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Scribner, 2020.

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 317-321).
Formatted Contents Note:
Hanus Stanislav Neumann -- Neumann family
Subject: Neumann, Hanus Stanislav, 1921-2001.
Neumann, Hanus Stanislav, 1921-2001 > Family.
Newman family.
Jews > Czechoslovakia > Biography.
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) > Czechoslovakia.
Holocaust survivors > Venezuela > Biography.
Newman family.
Holocaust survivors.
Jews > Biography.
Holocaust survivors > Biography.
Genre: Biographies.

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East Grand Forks Campbell Library 940.53 NEUMANN (Text) 518993 Non-Fiction Available -

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