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Author Klíma, Ivan.

Title My crazy century / Ivan Klima ; translated from the Czech by Craig Cravens.

Publication Info. New York : Grove Press, [2013]


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 New Lenox PL Adult Biography - NLBB-1  B KLI    AVAILABLE
 Rock Island Main Lib Adult Biography - RIPG-1  B KLIMA    AVAILABLE
Description 534 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : portraits ; 24 cm
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Note First published in Czech as two volumes: Moje šílené století and Moje šílené století II by Nakladatelství Academia, Prague.
Summary Czech writer Ivan Klima masterfully recounts, first, what it was like for him as a Jewish child confronting with his family the inhumanities of the Theresienstadt concentration camp situated at the edge of their hometown, Prague. Then, more fully, he painstakingly recalls what it was like for him and his countrymen after the Nazi thugs were driven out by the Soviet Army and replaced for four decades by the Communist thugs.
Contents Machine generated contents note: Part I -- Part II -- Ideological Murderers -- Utopias -- The Victors and the Defeated -- The Party -- Revolution---Terror and Fear -- Abused Youth -- The Necessity of Faith -- Dictators and Dictatorship -- The Betrayal of the Intellectuals -- On Propaganda -- Dogmatists and Fanatics -- Weary Dictators and Rebels -- Dreams and Reality -- Life in Subjugation -- Occupation, Collaboration, and Intellectual Riffraff -- Self-Criticism -- (Secret Police).
Subject Klíma, Ivan.
Theresienstadt (Concentration camp) -- Biography.
Jews -- Czech Republic -- Prague -- Biography.
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Czech Republic -- Terezín (Severočeský kraj) -- Biography.
Added Title Moje šílené století. English
ISBN 0802121705

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