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I Must Belong Somewhere : An extraordinary family tale of survival, Paperback / softback Book

I Must Belong Somewhere : An extraordinary family tale of survival Paperback / softback


'An extraordinary family tale of survival' Sunday TimesJonathan Dean's great-grandfather, David Schapira, fled the Russian threat in Ukraine for Vienna in 1914.

Blinded in the First World War, he survived to find love and start a family, only to be sent to a concentration camp during the next war.

David's son, Heinz, was also a refugee. In 1939, aged 16, he embarked on a nail-biting journey to London, to escape his fate as an Austrian Jew. Drawing on David's memoir and Heinz's wartime diaries, Dean visits the places that changed the course of his family tree - Vienna, Cologne, Ukraine - where he finds history repeating itself and meets a new wave of people leaving loved ones for an uncertain future. I Must Belong Somewhere is an unforgettable family tale of exile and survival, and a powerful meditation on what it means to be a refugee today.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 272 pages, 8 page plate section
  • Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
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  • Category: Memoirs
  • ISBN: 9781474604482

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