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The Resource Hunting the truth : memoirs of Beate and Serge Klarsfeld, Beate and Serge Klarsfeld ; translated from the French by Sam Taylor

Hunting the truth : memoirs of Beate and Serge Klarsfeld, Beate and Serge Klarsfeld ; translated from the French by Sam Taylor

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Hunting the truth : memoirs of Beate and Serge Klarsfeld
Title
Hunting the truth
Title remainder
memoirs of Beate and Serge Klarsfeld
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Beate and Serge Klarsfeld ; translated from the French by Sam Taylor
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Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
  • "The memoirs of Beate and Serge Klarsfeld, political activists best known for hunting Nazis"--
  • "For more than half a century, Beate and Serge Klarsfeld have hunted, confronted, and exposed Nazi war criminals, tracking them down in places as far-flung as South America and the Middle East. It is they who uncovered the notorious torturer Klaus Barbie, known as 'the Butcher of Lyon, ' in Bolivia. It is they who outed Kurt Lischka as chief of the Gestapo in Paris, the man responsible for the largest deportation of French Jews. And it is they who, with the help of their son, Arno, brought the Vichy police chief Maurice Papon to justice. They were born on opposite sides of the Second World War. Beate's father was in the Wehrmacht, while Serge's father was deported to Auschwitz because he was a Jew. But when Serge and Beate met on the Paris metro, they instantly fell in love. They soon married and have since dedicated their lives to 'hunting the truth'--both as world-famous Nazi hunters and as meticulous documenters of the fate of the innocent French Jewish children who were killed in the death camps. They have been jailed and targeted by letter bombs, and their car was even blown up. Yet nothing has daunted the Klarsfelds in their pursuit of justice. Beate made worldwide headlines at age twenty-nine by slapping the high-profile ex-Nazi propagandist Chancellor Kurt Georg Kiesinger and shouting 'Nazi!' Serge intentionally provoked a neo-Nazi in a German beer hall by wearing an armband with a yellow star on it, so that the press would report on the assault. When Pope John Paul II met with Austria's then-president, Kurt Waldheim, a former Wehrmacht officer in the Balkans suspected of war crimes, the Klarsfelds' son, dressed as a Nazi officer, stood outside the Vatican. The Klarsfelds also dedicated themselves to defeating Jean-Marie Le Pen's National Front and his daughter Marine Le Pen's 2017 campaign for president in France. Brave, urgent, and buoyed by a remarkable love story, Hunting the Truth is not only the dramatic memoir of bringing Nazis to justice, it is also the inspiring story of an unrelenting battle against prejudice and hate."--Jacket
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autobiography
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1939-
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Klarsfeld, Beate
Dewey number
  • 940.53/18092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Language note
Translated from the French
LC call number
  • DS135.F8
  • DS135.F8
LC item number
  • K39613 2018
  • K396 2018
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1935-
  • 1970-
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  • Klarsfeld, Serge
  • Taylor, Sam
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  • Klarsfeld, Beate
  • Klarsfeld, Serge
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
  • Nazi hunters
  • Klarsfeld, Beate
  • Klarsfeld, Serge
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • HISTORY
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • Nazi hunters
  • France
Label
Hunting the truth : memoirs of Beate and Serge Klarsfeld, Beate and Serge Klarsfeld ; translated from the French by Sam Taylor
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  • Includes index
  • "Originally published in 2015 by Fayard/Flammarion, France, as Mémoires."
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Beate Klarsfeld -- Serge Klarsfeld
Control code
988051312
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
454 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780374279820
Lccn
2017035981
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40028038205
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)988051312
Label
Hunting the truth : memoirs of Beate and Serge Klarsfeld, Beate and Serge Klarsfeld ; translated from the French by Sam Taylor
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Includes index
  • "Originally published in 2015 by Fayard/Flammarion, France, as Mémoires."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Beate Klarsfeld -- Serge Klarsfeld
Control code
988051312
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
454 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780374279820
Lccn
2017035981
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40028038205
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)988051312

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