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Ralph Giordano

Discussion in 'WWII Era Obituaries (non-military service)' started by GRW, Dec 18, 2014.

  1. GRW

    GRW Pillboxologist WW2|ORG Editor

    Oct 26, 2003
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    Stirling, Scotland
    "Ralph Giordano was a writer and Holocaust survivor who spoke out against antisemitism and the far right and later became a prominent critic of Germany's failure to integrate Muslim immigrants. He was particularly known for his novel The Bertinis, as well as 22 other books.

    Born in Hamburg in 1923, Giordano had a father of Sicilian descent and a German Jewish mother. The family survived by hiding in a cellar in the final months of the Second World War. "The liberation from the fear of a possible violent death at any time, because I had a Jewish mother, was and is and will remain the key experience of my existence," he wrote."

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