9780306817700

Forger : An Extraordinary Story of Survival in Wartime Berlin

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  • ISBN13:

    9780306817700

  • ISBN10:

    0306817705

  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/5/2009
  • Publisher: Perseus Books Group

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Summary

In Nazi Germany, twenty-year old graphic artist Cioma Schonhaus found a unique outlet for his talent: he forged documents for people fleeing the Reich, ultimately helping to save hundreds of lives. Even as the Gestapo posted his photo in public, he lived a daringly adventurous life, replete with fine restaurants and beautiful women, all the while managing to elude the Nazis until he could escape in the most unlikely of waysby bicycling to Switzerland."A catalog of hairbreadth escapes, clever ruses, and brazen coups" (New York Times),The Forgeris an astonishing and remarkably buoyant tale of wartime heroism and survival.

Author Biography

Cioma Schönhaus was born in Berlin in 1922. While on the Gestapo’s wanted list, he escaped, with forged papers, to Switzerland, where he still lives.

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