Life with a Star

Life with a Star

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Following the Nazi occupation of Prague, Josef Roubick, an ordinary ex-bank clerk, finds his whole world rendered extraordinary. Overnight he changes from being a simple Czech citizen to being a hunted Jew. "Life With a Star" relates Josef's life under the Holocaust.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 131 x 199 x 14mm | 164g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Czech
  • Revised
  • Revised edition
  • 014118695X
  • 9780141186955

About Jiri Weil

Jiri Weil was a major Czech writer in the 1930s but is most widely known today of his two postwar works LIFE WITH A STAR and MENDELSOHN IS ON THE ROOF. In 1942 he was summoned for transport to a concentration camp with the rest of Prague Jewry but managed to escape and hide for the duration of the war. He died in Prague in 1959.
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