An Uncommon Journey by Deborah Strobin
From Vienna to Shanghai to America--A Brother and Sister Escape to Freedom During World War II

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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.

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Published November 16, 2011 by Barricade Books. 288 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Travel. Non-fiction

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Sister and brother Strobin and Wacs look back across a gulf of over half a century to tell the story of their emigration from Vienna on the eve of WWII to the relative safety of China, and finally to

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I spent the entirety of my life avoiding these memories, putting the past behind me, trying to forget, trying to compensate for what was lost.” For Elie, growing up in Shanghai taught him that life is transitory, and as he asserts: “you need to choose very carefully what is important to you.

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