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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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940.53438 KLIN
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ISBN 9781760854355 (paperback)
1760854352 (paperback)
Author Silver, Leon, 1941- author.
Title The miracle typist : the powerful true story of one soldier's long journey home / Leon Silver.
Publisher/Date Cammeray, NSW : Simon & Schuster (Australia), 2020.
©2020
Pagination etc. xiii, 320 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some colour), map, portraits ; 24 cm.
Summary Note In the tradition of THE TATTOOIST OF AUSCHWITZ, a heartbreaking true story of love, loss and survival against all odds during the Second World war. Conscripted into the Polish army as Hitler's ground and air forces are bearing down on his country, Jew 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.
Subject - Name Klings, Tolek
Klings family
Subject Jews, Polish -- Biography
World War, 1939-1945 -- Poland -- Biography
Biographies.
Shelf Location 940.53438 KLIN
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