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An Uncommon Journey

From Vienna to Shanghai to America: A Brother and Sister Escape to Freedom During World War II

Deborah Strobin, Ilie Wacs


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September 1939 - Nazi Austria turns on their Jews and the family Wacs flees Vienna, saving their lives. Destination: Shanghai; alien to them-different language, people, culture. Had they not escaped, one week later war broke out, and this family's fate might have been quite different. An Uncommon Journey addresses universal issues-persecution and the will to survive. This unique memoir by a sister and brother ten years apart shares different memories, often of the same events. The truth becomes a mosaic with many facets, creating a moving portrait of a family uprooted.

Barricade Books, 9781569804520, 222pp.

Publication Date: November 1, 2011