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A Question of Belonging Ernst G. Beier

A Question of Belonging

Ernst G. Beier

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ISBN : 9780930751401
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528 pages
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A Question of Belonging is Ernst Beiers modern odyssey of loss and survival in the maelstrom of World War Two. Beier was from an affluent German Jewish family- he escaped to America just before Hitlers Nazi juggernaut closed the borders and heMoreA Question of Belonging is Ernst Beiers modern odyssey of loss and survival in the maelstrom of World War Two. Beier was from an affluent German Jewish family- he escaped to America just before Hitlers Nazi juggernaut closed the borders and he lost contact with the first great love of his life. Beier earned a college degree ina year and one-half and joined the U.S. Army. He fought his way back across Europe, eventually becoming an interpreter for the U.S. Army. All the while Beier used Goethes Faust, (which he had virtually memorized) as a talisman and a guide. After the war, Beier returned to the United States and earned a doctorate in psychology. He went on to a distinguished academic career, first at Syracuse University and then at the University of Utah. Ernst Beiers memoir is an epic search for place in a shattered world and a stunning testament to the human spirit. Category: World War/ Two/ Holocaust/ memoirs