The Far Side of the Sky

The Far Side of the Sky

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On November 9, 1938 - Kristallnacht - the Nazis carry out a shocking attack upon the Jewish citizens of Germany and Austria. Franz Adler, a secular Austrian Jew and surgeon, is desperate to find safety for himself and his family, but, like others seeking to escape the Nazi threat, finds only closed doors at the embassies and consulates. When Franz learns that European Jews are able to travel without a visa to Shanghai, the cosmopolitan "Paris of the East," he and his family set off on a risky journey that will take them to an unknown future halfway around the world.

Weaving together political intrigue, romance and medical drama, The Far Side of the Sky brings to life an extraordinary chapter of Second World War history, when the cultures of Europe and Asia converged and heroic sacrifices were part of the everyday quest for survival. This sweeping account of a world in tumult is a moving, ultimately hopeful story about the value of family and courage in the darkest of times.

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  • ISBN 13: 9781443402668
  • ISBN 10: 1443402664
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  • Language: English
  • Pages: 452
  • Size: 8.01" l x 5.27" w x 1.18" h

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