When Time Stopped

When Time Stopped

A Memoir of My Father's War and What Remains

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"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.
Publisher: New York : Scribner, 2020
Edition: First Scribner hardcover edition
ISBN: 9781982106379
9781982106386
9781471179402
Branch Call Number: 940.5318 N3974w 2020
Characteristics: 321 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm

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Jun 08, 2020

Perhaps one of the best books I have ever read. Enlightening, disheartening and motiving to never let the same scenario ever happen again. We are all in this world together and we need to look after and care for each other.

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