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The Resource The miracle typist : the powerful true story of one soldier's long journey home, Leon Silver

The miracle typist : the powerful true story of one soldier's long journey home, Leon Silver

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The miracle typist : the powerful true story of one soldier's long journey home
Title
The miracle typist
Title remainder
the powerful true story of one soldier's long journey home
Statement of responsibility
Leon Silver
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Conscripted into the Polish army as Hitler's ground and air forces are bearing down on his country, Jewish soldier Tolek Klings vows to return to his wife, Klara, and son, Juliusz. However, when the Luftwaffe's bombs start falling and the Polish cause looks hopelessly lost, Tolek finds himself under fire from his supposed brothers in arms. The Polish army is rife with anti-Semitism and he is relentlessly tormented. As the Germans cross the border, he is faced with a terrible dilemma: flee to protect his family - and risk being shot as a deserter - or ride out the war, hoping rumours of women and children being spared in the concentration camps are true. What follows is an odyssey that will take Tolek from a Hungarian internment camp, where his ability to type spares him from the frontline, on to Palestine, Beirut, Egypt, Tobruk and Italy. A broken telegram from Klara, ending with the haunting words, 'We trouble', pushes him to the brink
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1941-
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Silver, Leon
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Klings, Tolek
  • Klings family
  • Jewish soldiers
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Jews
  • Antisemitism
  • Jews, Polish
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
Target audience
adult
Label
The miracle typist : the powerful true story of one soldier's long journey home, Leon Silver
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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
p2251582856
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 320 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781760854355
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map, portraits (some colour)
Label
The miracle typist : the powerful true story of one soldier's long journey home, Leon Silver
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
p2251582856
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 320 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781760854355
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map, portraits (some colour)

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