Flight and concealment : surviving the Holocaust underground in Munich and beyond /

Using archival sources and interviews with survivors and with the Germans who aided or exploited them, this book explores the experiences of Jews who tried to escape Nazi genocide by hiding underground.

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Bibliographic Details
Uniform title:Flucht und Versteck.
Author / Creator: Schrafstetter, Susanna (Author)
Other Authors / Creators:Brown, Allison (Translator), translator.
Format: eBook Electronic
Language:English
German
Imprint: Bloomington, Indiana : Indiana University Press, [2022]
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Online Access:Click here for full text at Project MUSE
Description
Summary:Using archival sources and interviews with survivors and with the Germans who aided or exploited them, this book explores the experiences of Jews who tried to escape Nazi genocide by hiding underground.

Between ten thousand and twelve thousand Jews tried to escape Nazi genocide by going into hiding. With the help of Jewish and non-Jewish relatives, friends, or people completely unknown to them, these "U-boats," as they came to be known, dared to lead a life underground. Flight and Concealment brings to light their hidden stories.

Deftly weaving together personal accounts with a broader comparative look at the experiences of Jews throughout Germany, historian Susanna Schrafstetter tells the story of the Jews in Munich and Upper Bavaria who fled deportation by going underground.

Archival sources and interviews with survivors and with the Germans who aided or exploited them reveal a complex, often intimate story of hope, greed, and sometimes betrayal. Flight and Concealment shows the options and strategies for survival of those in hiding and their helpers, and discusses the ways in which some Germans enriched themselves at the expense of the refugees.

Item Description:Originally published in German: Göttingen : Wallstein Verag, 2015.
Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on November 10, 2022).
Physical Description:1 online resource (xv, 362 pages) : illustrations, maps
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:025306404X
0253064058
9780253064042
9780253064059
Author Notes:

Susanna Schrafstetter is Professor of history at the University of Vermont. Her work focuses on Jews who went into hiding in Germany during the Holocaust, on German-Jewish refugees in Fascist Italy, and on the legacy of Nazism in postwar Germany. She is editor (with Jürgen Zarusky and Thomas Schlemmer) of After Nazism: Relaunching Careers in Germany and Austria .

Allison Brown has been a freelance translator from German into English of scholarly books and essays, and exhibition texts and catalogues, since 1988.