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The Resource American shoes : a refugee's story, Rosemarie Lengsfeld Turke, and Garrett L. Turke

American shoes : a refugee's story, Rosemarie Lengsfeld Turke, and Garrett L. Turke

Label
American shoes : a refugee's story
Title
American shoes
Title remainder
a refugee's story
Statement of responsibility
Rosemarie Lengsfeld Turke, and Garrett L. Turke
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Set against a backdrop of Adolf Hitler's rise to power, the reign of Nazi Germany, and the entire course of World War II in Europe, American Shoes recounts the tumultuous childhood of a young American girl and her family trapped within a country that turned against itself, where human decency eroded and then vaporized. Forced to grow up in the midst of endemic fear stoked by a ravenous madman, American Shoes portrays the breakdown of a society from a child's point of view, deep inside a land where millions of law-abiding citizens were targeted as threats, and then removed for extermination. This is the story of a brave girl who, despite not being Jewish, was perceived to be one of those threats and was compelled to keep her American identity secret for fear of her family's arrest, concentration camp placement, or worse. Fighting to see through a relentless barrage of Nazi lies and propaganda, caught within a nation where resistance or opposition meant incarceration if not certain death, American Shoes illuminates one family's struggle to survive against impossible odds as a cataclysmic world war marched closer and closer until it was upon them. Vividly told for the first time after seven decades of a family's collective silence, American Shoes reveals the story of a brave and spirited young girl named Rosel who refused to accept the new order of a world gone mad, inside a society that became more sinister and macabre than any childhood nightmare could ever be. Driven by the faint memories of the land where she was born-a hazy beacon that guided her toward freedom and a new life-this is the story of Rosemarie Lengsfeld Turke"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1930-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Turke, Rosemarie Lengsfeld
Dewey number
  • 940.53/43092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Intended audience
Ages 12+
Intended audience source
Beyond Words
LC call number
D811.5
LC item number
.T86 2022
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Turke, Garrett L.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Turke, Rosemarie Lengsfeld
  • Turke, Rosemarie Lengsfeld
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • National socialism
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Marine Flasher (Ship)
  • Refugees
  • Wrocław (Poland)
  • World War, 1939-1945
Target audience
adolescent
Label
American shoes : a refugee's story, Rosemarie Lengsfeld Turke, and Garrett L. Turke
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
on1264740729
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Beyond Words hardcover edition.
Extent
xi, 339 pages
Isbn
9781582708522
Lccn
2021040490
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1264740729
Label
American shoes : a refugee's story, Rosemarie Lengsfeld Turke, and Garrett L. Turke
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
on1264740729
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Beyond Words hardcover edition.
Extent
xi, 339 pages
Isbn
9781582708522
Lccn
2021040490
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1264740729

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