Magda's Daughter: A Hidden Child's Journey Home

Magda's Daughter: A Hidden Child's Journey Home

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Title: Magda's Daughter: A Hidden Child's Journey Home
Author: Blaikie, Evi
ISBN: 9781558614437
Publisher: The Feminist Press at CUNY
Published: 2003
Binding: Quality
Language: English
Condition: Used: Very Good
Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.

B 1282548

Publisher Description:
To survive the long shadow of the Third Reich, many children were placed in hiding, forced to keep their true identities--names, religion, places of birth, even gender--secret. Among these hidden children was Evelyne Juliette, born in Paris to privileged Hungarian immigrants of high intellect and great passion. Scarcely a year following her birth, France would fall to the Nazis, plunging Europe further into chaos and placing Evi's family among hundreds of thousands on the run. Her father, forced to go underground, never again emerged. Her mother, the indomitable Magda, managed to send her young daughter to temporary safety before being imprisoned in a forced labor camp. Evi, just barely three, was eventually brought by an aunt to Budapest under her cousin's passport. Claude Pollak would be only the first of many false identities assumed to protect the shattered remnants of this young child's life.

Brimming with novelistic detail, vivid characterizations, and a sharply observed emotional terrain, Magda's Daughter depicts, in the words of the author herself, the life of a perpetual refugee, forced by historical circumstance to live in rootless exile, while yearning for something she never really knew--life before. Evi Blaikie, a gifted storyteller, writes against the limits of language and defies traditional definitions of survivorship, while reminding us that no war is ever over until the last survivor is gone.