Where From and Where To

One of the Last Self-Told German Jewish Life Stories

by Elizabeth Petuchowski



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 7/26/2022

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 594
ISBN : 9781665708937
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 594
ISBN : 9781665708920
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 594
ISBN : 9781665708913

About the Book

What impact did the rise of Nazi dictatorship and mandatory anti-Semitism have on a Jewish child and young girl in Germany? How did her family live a Jewish life in Germany? How did she reach England and, during World War II, attend a London school evacuated to the provinces and a university department evacuated to a coastal town?

In Where From and Where To, author Elizabeth Petuchowski narrates her story and answers these questions set against a background of contemporaneous events. She talks about her post-war work in London’s Fleet Street for a publisher of trade journals, her marriage to a Berlin-born rabbinic student with whom she came to America, how she coped with culture shock and got used to living in America.

Petuchowski recalls colorful characters; gatherings with students and with many others, well-known and not well-known; her own studies in Cincinnati, Ohio; and seeing England and Germany again years later. Where From and Where To shares a story of a most varied and fortunate life during times of momentous world happenings.

About the Author

Elizabeth Petuchowski, born in Germany, came to America via World War II England. She taught German language and literature in an adjunct capacity while a wife and mother. She published widely both in her field and feuilletons. Petuchowski authored two German books and translated extensively from German into English.