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Prague in Danger The Years of German Occupation, 1939-45: Memories and History, Terror and Resistance, Theater and Jazz, Film and Poetry, Politics and War

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ISBN-10: 0374531560

ISBN-13: 9780374531560

Edition: 2009

Authors: Peter Demetz

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A dramatic account of life in Czechoslovakia's great capital during the Nazi Protectorate With this successor book toPrague in Black and Gold, his account of more than a thousand years of history in the great Central European capital, Peter Demetz focuses on the six years that Prague was under German occupation in World War II: from the bitter morning of March 15, 1939, when Hitler arrived from Berlin to set his seal on the Nazi takeover of the Czechoslovak government, until the liberation of Bohemia in April 1945. Demetz was a boy living in Prague then, and here he joins his objective chronicle of the city under Nazi control with his personal memories of that period, expertly interweaving a superb account of the German authorities' diplomatic, financial, and military machinations with a brilliant description of Prague's evolving resistance and underground opposition. The result is a complex, continually surprising book filled with rare human detail and warmth, the gripping story of a great city meeting the dual challenge of occupation and of war.
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Book details

List price: $20.00
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Publication date: 4/14/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.770
Language: English

Peter Demetz is a contributor for Houghton Mifflin Harcourt titles including After The Fires.

Preface
The Day of Occupation
President H�cha Travels to Berlin
Emil H�cha: Judge and President
March 15, 1939: The Day of Occupation
Hitler in Prague
The Third Reich, Suddenly
Improvisation and Accommodation: Czech Fascists and National Solidarity
Haven and Hell for Refugees
The Destruction of Prague's Liberal German Institutions
In My New School
Movie Dates and Our "Corso"
The Appointment of the Reichsprotektor
The Beginnings Of The Protectorate: 1939-41
Fresh Flowers
Konstantin Freiherr von Neurath: Wrong Place, Wrong Time
Czech and German Attitudes Toward the Anti-Jewish Laws
The Stories of One Jewish Family
The Resistance Groups and October 28, 1939
Thinking About My Mother
The Fall Demonstrations of 1939
My Father's Family
Writing About My Father
A Literary Discussion in 1939
A Political Test
History in Suspense?
Terror And Resistance
Reinhard Heydrich in Prague
Protectorate Jazz
My Excursion to Berlin and My Work in a Bookshop
The Fate of Ji&rcheck;� Orten
The Life of Milena Jesensk�
My Friend Hans W. Kolben
Heydrich at Work in Prague
Departures
The Case of Emanuel Moravec and a New Government
Thalia Divided
The Theater at Terez�n
The Death of Heydrich
My Mother Leaves
The End Of The Protectorate
Up from the Provinces
The Girl with the Velvet Band
Prague Movies During the Occupation
Communications from Terez�n
In the Camps and in Prison
Gestapo Encounters
Going to Another Camp
The Prague Uprising
Between War and Peace
Revolutionary Retribution?
A Taste of Liberation
Bibliographical Notes
Index