House of Glass: the story and secrets of a twentieth-century Jewish family 9780008322632, 9780008322649, 0008322635

A writer investigates her family’s secret history, uncovering a story that spans a century, two World Wars, and three ge

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English Pages 448 pages : illustrations, genealogical table ; 23 cm Year 2020

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House of Glass: the story and secrets of a twentieth-century Jewish family
 9780008322632, 9780008322649, 0008322635

Table of contents :
The Glahs family --
the Shtetl --
The Glass siblings --
immigration --
Henri --
assimilation --
Jacques --
passivity --
Alex --
defiance --
Sara --
emigration --
Bill --
America --
Henri and Sonia --
denounced --
Jacques --
captured --
Alex --
myth-making --
The siblings --
the ordinary and the extraordinary --
Alex --
social mobility --
The end of the Glass siblings --
The next generations --
an epilogue.

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