The Strassmanns

Author: W. Paul Strassmann
Editor: Berghahn Books
ISBN: 1845454162
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Across six generations and two hundred years, this book tells the story of a German- Jewish family who emigrated from Rawicz, Poland, first to Prussian Berlin, and finally to America. In Berlin they found success in politics, medical science, theatre, and aviation and considered themselves German patriots. With the catastrophe of the First World War and its aftermath, they suffered rejection, threats, and persecution as their fellow citizens became unhinged by Nazism, forcing Strassmanns into exile abroad where they again made their mark and rebuilt successful careers. This book is populated by extraordinary characters, such as Wolfgang, the convicted revolutionary of 1848 who nevertheless led urban reform; by Ernst, who directed the only liberal anti-Nazi resistance movement; and by Antonie, a celebrated actress and transatlantic sports pilot. Strassmann highlights both the large-scale and the very personal dramas of this period in world history. The book is enhanced by many photographs, offering a fascinating document of the fate of a remarkable family.
The Strassmanns
Language: en
Pages: 262
Authors: W. Paul Strassmann
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008-06-15 - Publisher: Berghahn Books

Across six generations and two hundred years, this book tells the story of a German- Jewish family who emigrated from Rawicz, Poland, first to Prussian Berlin, and finally to America. In Berlin they found success in politics, medical science, theatre, and aviation and considered themselves German patriots. With the catastrophe
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Language: en
Pages: 1500
Authors: Marilyn Ogilvie, Joy Harvey
Categories: Reference
Type: BOOK - Published: 2003-12-16 - Publisher: Routledge

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Before the Fall-Out
Language: en
Pages: 608
Authors: Diana Preston
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-02-28 - Publisher: Random House

Spanning fifty years, Before the Fall-Out tells the full story of how an exhilarating quest to unravel the secrets of the material world produced the knowledge of how to destroy it.And of how a scientific adventure shared openly between nuclear physicists from many different nations transmuted into a secretive wartime
The Synthesis of the Elements
Language: en
Pages: 684
Authors: Giora Shaviv
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-04-13 - Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

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Lise Meitner
Language: en
Pages: 540
Authors: Ruth Lewin Sime
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 1996-03-10 - Publisher: Univ of California Press

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