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Hell's Traces : One Murder, Two Families, Thirty-five Holocaust Memorials (Unabridged) (CD/Spoken Word)

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In July 1942, the French police in Paris, acting for the German military government, arrested Victor Ripp's three-year-old cousin. Two months later, Alexandre was killed in Auschwitz. To try to make sense of this act, Ripp looks at it through the prism of family history. In addition to Alexandre, ten members of Ripp's family on his father's side died in the Holocaust. The family on his mother's side, numbering thirty people, was in Berlin when ****** came to power. Without exception they escaped the Final Solution. To spark the past to life, Ripp visited thirty-five Holocaust memorials throughout Europe. A memorial in Warsaw that included a boxcar like the ones that carried Jews to Auschwitz made him contemplate the horror of Alexandre's ride to his death. A memorial in Berlin invoked the anti-Jewish laws of the 1930s. Ripp encountered the artists who designed the memorials, historians who recalled the events that the memorials honor, and Holocaust survivors with their own stories to tell. Hell's Traces is structured like a travel book where each destination provides an example of how memorials can recover and also make sense of the past.
Edition: Unabridged
Genre: History, Biography + Autobiography
Format: AudioCD
Publisher: Tantor Media Inc
Author: Victor Ripp
Language: English
Street Date: March 21, 2017
TCIN: 52154961
UPC: 9781515913283
Item Number (DPCI): 248-42-6230

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