Asylum: A Survivor's Flight From Nazi-occupied Vienna Through Wartime France by Moriz ScheyerAsylum: A Survivor's Flight From Nazi-occupied Vienna Through Wartime France by Moriz Scheyer

Asylum: A Survivor's Flight From Nazi-occupied Vienna Through Wartime France

byMoriz ScheyerTranslated byP. N. Singer

Paperback | April 18, 2017

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A recently discovered account of an Austrian Jewish writer's flight, persecution, and clandestine life in wartime France.

As arts editor for one of Vienna's principal newspapers, Moriz Scheyer knew many of the city's foremost artists, and was an important literary journalist. The occupation of the Nazis forced him from both job and home. In 1943, while hiding in France, Scheyer began drafting what was to become this book. Tracing events from the Anschluss in Vienna, through life in Paris and unoccupied France, including a period in a French concentration camp, contact with the Resistance, and clandestine life in a convent caring for mentally disabled women, he gives an extraordinarily vivid account of the events and experience of persecution.

After Scheyer's death in 1949, his stepson, disliking the book's anti-German rhetoric, destroyed the manuscript. Or thought he did. Recently, a carbon copy was found in the family's attic by P.N. Singer, Scheyer's step-grandson, who has translated and provided an epilogue.

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Moriz Scheyer(1886-1949)was arts editor of one of Vienna's main newspapers from 1924 until his expulsion in 1938. A personal friend of Stefan Zweig, in his own lifetime he published three books of travel writing, and three volumes of literary-historical essays. He died in France in 1949.P. N. Singeris Scheyer's step-grandson, a writer,...
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Title:Asylum: A Survivor's Flight From Nazi-occupied Vienna Through Wartime FranceFormat:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 8.12 × 5.5 × 0.88 inPublished:April 18, 2017Publisher:Little, Brown And CompanyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0316272892

ISBN - 13:9780316272896

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"His prose is unembellished - direct and simple, like that of Ernest Hemingway".-Winnipeg Free Press