The True Story of the German Jew Who Tracked Down and Caught the Kommandant of Auschwitz
Author: Thomas Harding
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Chronicles the lesser-known story of an intrepid Jewish investigator who pursued and captured notorious Nazi Germany war criminals Rudolf Höss, in an account that explains how the case continues to impact today's world.
One House, Five Families, and a Hundred Years of German History
Author: Thomas Harding
A Finalist for the Costa Biography Award Longlisted for the Orwell Prize Named a Best Book of the Year by The Times (London) • New Statesman (London) • Daily Express (London) • Commonweal magazine In the summer of 1993, Thomas Harding traveled to Germany with his grandmother to visit a small house by a lake on the outskirts of Berlin. It had been her “soul place,” she said—a holiday home for her and her family, but also a refuge—until the 1930s, when the Nazis’ rise to power forced them to leave. The trip was his grandmother’s chance to remember her childhood sanctuary as it was. But the house had changed, and when Harding returned once again nearly twenty years later, it was about to be demolished. It now belonged to the government, and as Harding began to inquire about whether the house could be saved, he unearthed secrets that had lain hidden for decades. Slowly he began to piece together the lives of the five families who had lived there: a wealthy landowner, a prosperous Jewish family, a renowned composer, a widow and her children, a Stasi informant. All had made the house their home, and all but one had been forced out. The house had weathered storms, fires and abandonment, witnessed violence, betrayals and murders, and had withstood the trauma of a world war and the dividing of a nation. Breathtaking in scope and intimate in its detail, The House by the Lake is a groundbreaking and revelatory new history of Germany, told over a tumultuous century through the story of a small wooden house.
In July 2012, Thomas Harding’s fourteen-year-old son Kadian was killed in a bicycle accident. Shortly afterwards Thomas began to write. This book is the result. Beginning on the day of Kadian’s death, and continuing to the one-year anniversary, and beyond, Kadian Journal is a record of grief in its rawest form, and of a mind in shock and questioning a strange new reality. Interspersed within the journal are fragments of memory: jewel-bright everyday moments that slowly combine to form a biography of a lost son, and a lost life. Kadian Journal is a document of startling bravery and candour—a description of a family dislocated and united by tragedy, and a beautiful and moving tribute to a son.
'Meticulous and gripping - a thriller that disturbs for revelations about a singular act of murder, and the national security state which we call home' Philippe Sands, author of East West Street ***SHORTLISTED FOR THE GOLD DAGGER AWARD*** A groundbreaking examination of a terrifying murder and its aftermath by the bestselling author of Hanns and Rudolf and The House by the Lake. In June 2006, police were called to number 9 Downshire Hill in Hampstead. The owner of the house, Allan Chappelow, was an award-winning photographer and biographer, an expert on George Bernard Shaw, and a notorious recluse, who had not been seen for several weeks. Someone had recently accessed his bank accounts, and attempted to withdraw large amounts of money. Inside the darkened house, officers found piles of rubbish, trees growing through the floor, and, in what was once the living room, the body of Chappelow, battered to death, partially burned and buried under four feet of paper. The man eventually arrested on suspicion of his murder was a Chinese dissident named Wang Yam: a man who claimed to be the grandson of one of Mao’s closest aides, and a key negotiator in the Tiananmen Square protests. His trial was the first in modern British history to be held ‘in camera’: closed, carefully controlled, secret. Wang Yam was found guilty, but has always protested his innocence. Thomas Harding has spent the past two years investigating the case, interviewing key witnesses, investigating officers, forensic experts and the journalists who broke the story, and has unearthed shocking and revelatory new material on the killing, the victim and the supposed perpetrator. It is a crime that has been described in the press and by the leading detective as 'the greatest whodunnit’ of recent years: an extraordinary tale of isolation, deception and brutal violence, stretching from the quiet streets of north London to the Palace of Westminster and beyond. It is an explosive new work of non-fiction from an author working at the height of his powers. www.bloodonthepage.com _________________ 'An In Cold Blood for our time – a brilliant and unflinching anatomy of a murder that is both brutal true crime and heartbreaking human tragedy' Tony Parsons 'A fine and fascinating read, bolstered by exemplary research and nuanced insights.' Observer ‘A real-life procedural... which might have important implications for us all.’ Guardian 'Reads like a thriller... a rigorous investigation... a revealing piece of social history.' Sunday Times 'Detailed, painstaking and fascinating.' Evening Standard
One Family, a Cup of Tea and the Company that Took On the World
Author: Thomas Harding
Publisher: Random House
'I was riveted: this is a fascinating social history.' NIGELLA LAWSON 'Five stars... history on a scale at once intimate and grand.' TELEGRAPH 'A magnificent book... endlessly fascinating.' JEWISH CHRONICLE 'How the Lyons company took on the world... a satisfying slab of dynastic history.' GUARDIAN, 'Book of the Day' 'Written with love and imagination... a masterclass in historical empathy.' TLS 'Enthralling... fascinating.' OBSERVER 'Rich... Fascinating... Harding is to be congratulated on this panoramic history.' EVENING STANDARD 'Endlessly fascinating and hard to put down... this is a tour de force.' JULIA NEUBERGER A panoramic new history of modern Britain, as told through the story of one extraordinary family, and one groundbreaking company. In the early 1800s, Lehmann Gluckstein and his family escaped the pogroms of Eastern Europe and made their way to Whitechapel in London’s East End. There, starting with nothing, they worked tirelessly to pull themselves out of poverty, creating a small tobacco factory that grew to become the largest catering company in the world: J. Lyons. For over a century, Lyons was on every high street, in every home, in every coffee and teacup. It was an ascent from rags to riches in the face of many obstacles: poverty, hatred and anti-Semitism stood between this poor immigrant family and the British Dream. Legacy charts the rise and fall of one of the most influential dynasties in British history through the lives of five astonishing generations. Both sweeping and intimate, it is a story of sacrifice and selflessness, betrayal and personal tragedy, and Empire and its cost. It is also an illuminating new exploration of Britain and its place in the world, from the bestselling author of Hanns and Rudolf and The House by the Lake. ___________________________ 'Legacy is the biography of the extraordinary family who put the respectable teashop on the corner, the hamburger on the high street, plus the cuppa and Ready Brek on your breakfast table. Thomas Harding is a researcher of the first rank. Nobody quite stirs the soup of historical detail like Harding.' EXPRESS ‘An affectionate family history, deftly sandwiched in the rise and fall of empires, two world wars, and two centuries of social and political change.’ ECONOMIST 'An affectionate and colourful family portrait.' FINANCIAL TIMES 'This extraordinarily rich and meticulously researched history of modern Britain is a tour de force. [...] It’s a paen to the immigrant contribution to our nation.' BOOKSELLER 'I absolutely love this book.' TRACY ANN OBERMAN 'Absolutely fascinating.' GILES COREN
Like Anne Frank, Hilde Jacobsthal was born in Germany and brought up in Amsterdam, where the two families became close. Unlike Anne Frank, she survived the war, and Otto Frank was to become godfather to Rita, her first daughter. "I am the child of a woman who survived the Holocaust not by the skin of her teeth but heroically. This book tells the story of my mother's dramatic life before, during and after the Nazi invasion of the Netherlands in 1940. "I wrote Motherland because I wanted to understand a story which had become a kind of family myth. My mother's life could be seen as a narrative of the twentieth century; along with my father she was present and active at many of its significant moments." Rita Goldberg Hilde Jacobsthal was fifteen when the Nazis invaded Holland. After the arrest of her parents in 1943 she fled to Belgium, where she went into hiding and worked with the Resistance at night. She was liberated by the American army in 1944. In April 1945 she volunteered with a British Red Cross Unit to go to the relief of Bergen-Belsen, which had itself been liberated one week before her arrival. The horror and devastation were overwhelming, but despite her shock and grief she stayed at the camp for two years, helping with the enormous task of recovery. Sorrow and exuberance went hand in hand as the young people at Belsen found renewed life and each other. Hilde got to know Hanns Alexander (subject of the recently published Hanns and Rudolf), who was on the British War Crimes Commission, and, eventually, a Swiss doctor called Max Goldberg. Motherland is the culmination of a lifetime of reflection and a decade of research. Rita Goldberg enlarges the story she heard from her mother with historical background. She has talked with her about the minutest details of her life and pored over her papers, exploring not only her mother's life but her own. Complicated feelings are explored lightly as Rita takes the story beyond Bergen-Belsen, where paradoxically her parents met and fell in love; beyond Israel's War of Independence where they both volunteered, and on to the next chapter of their lives in the US. A deeply moving story, Motherland will become an essential text about World War II, the Holocaust and the survival of the spirit.
Joseph Beuys, Hanns Scharff, Bruno Lohse, Rudolf Witzig, Karl-Lothar Schulz, Alfred Schwarzmann, Eugen Meindl, Hans Kroh
Author: Books, LLC
Publisher: Books LLC, Wiki Series
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 32. Chapters: Joseph Beuys, Hanns Scharff, Bruno Lohse, Rudolf Witzig, Alfred Schwarzmann, Eugen Meindl, Karl-Lothar Schulz, Hans Kroh, Ludwig Heilmann, Erich Walther, Ernst K hl, Walter Gericke, Harry Herrmann, Hansgeorg B tcher, Gerhart Schirmer, Georg D rffel, Franz Gra mel, Wilhelm Antrup, Wolfgang Graf von Bl cher, Karl Henze, G nther Tonne, Karl Ro mann, Werner Ewald, Georg le Coutre, Martin M bus, Herbert Abratis, Reinhard Egger, Herbert Bartels, Heinz Bretschneider, Rudolf B hmler, Herbert Lamprecht, Heinz Paul Adolff, Reinhard Aigen, Helmut Corts, Hans Thurner, Erich Beine, Ernst B hm, Kurt Gr schke, Axel von Blomberg, Arnold Huebner, Anton Korol, Arthur B ssecke, Hans Dally, Gerhard Scheibe, Otto B sel, Horst Baldauf, Heinz Meyer, Erich Handke, Emil Berner, Rudolf Cleve, Hans Krohn, Wilhelm G nsler, Friedrich Rumpelhardt, Ernst Gadermann, Walter Busch, Friedrich Bonnke, Kurt Bundrock, Erich Pietzonka, W Timming, Gerhard Kahtz. Excerpt: Joseph Beuys (German pronunciation: May 12, 1921 - January 23, 1986), was a German performance artist, sculptor, installation artist, graphic artist, art theorist and pedagogue of art. His extensive work is grounded in concepts of humanism, social philosophy and anthroposophy; it culminates in his "extended definition of art" and the idea of social sculpture as a gesamtkunstwerk, for which he claimed a creative, participatory role in shaping society and politics. His career was characterized by passionate, even acrimonious public debate, but he is now regarded as one of the most influential artists of the 20th century. Joseph Beuys was born in Krefeld, the son of the merchant Josef Jakob Beuys (1888-1958) and Johanna Maria Margarete Beuys (born H lsermann, 1889-1974). The parents had moved from Geldern to Krefeld in 1910, and Beuys was born there on May 12, 1921. In autumn of that year ...
Author: International Association for Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy. World Congress
Publisher: Franz Steiner Verlag
Category: Social Science
Aus dem Inhalt: A. Aarnio: One Right Answer and the Majority Principle - H. Aoi: Fikentschers Theorie der Fallnorm - J. A. G. Amado: Justicia, Democracia y Validez del Derecho en J. Habermas - O. Ballweg: Phronesis versus Practical Philosophy - J. Bengoetxea: Legal System as a Regulative Ideal - N. Brieskorn: Die Kantische Maxime und die richterliche Rechtsanwendung - D. Buchwald: Rational Legal Justification - E. Bulygin: On Legal Interpretation - N. MacCormick and J. Wroblewski: On Justification and Interpretation - U. Dopfer: Ontologie der sozialen Rolle als Grundlage strafrechtlicher Entscheidungen - V. Frosini: Prolegomena zur Auslegung des Rechts - A. Gangel: Rechtsprechung, Rechtsanwendung und Vernunftsgebrauch - M. P. Golding: Substantive Interpretation in Common Law Elaboration - M. van Hoecke: The Use of Unwritten Legal Principles by Courts - H.-R. Horn: Are there Several Theories of Legal Argumentation? - R. Kevelson: The Confusion of Language in Legal Thought - F. Lachmayer: Visualisierung in der Rechtswissenschaft - P. J. van Niekerk: The Relevance of the Distinction between Legal Principles and Legal Rules - M. Pavcnik: "Rechtsanwendung" oder normative Konkretisierung des Gesetzes? - A. Peczenik: Why shall Legal Reasoning be Coherent? - K. Pleszka: Empirisches Wissen als Grundlage der teleologischen Interpretation - u.a.