Tin Ring - and How We Cheated Death

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  • Copyright: 2010-09-01
  • Publisher: Northumbria University Press
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A moving tale of courage, love, tenacity, and hope, this remarkable memoir documents one woman's experience during the Holocaust. Enamored with a man named Arno, Zdenka Fantlova, a young Czech-Jewish woman, is separated from her soul-mate due to the German invasion. During a brief reunion, Arno proposes to 19-year-old Zdenka with a ring made from tin. Following Zdenka from Terezin through Auschwitz and Kurzbach to Bergen-Belsen, this heartbreaking account dwells less on the horrors of extermination camps and more on the compassion of the friends and family who shared in her ordeal.

Author Biography

Zdenka Fantlova is an actress and a survivor of the Bergen-Belsen Nazi concentration camp. Deryck Viney is the translator of The Secret Vysocany Congress: Proceedings and Documents of the Extraordinary Fourteenth Congress of the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia, 22 August 1968.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrationsp. ix
Forewordp. xi
Prologue: Travelling with an Invisible Mapp. 1
Grandfatherp. 10
A Fateful Meetingp. 12
Moving to Another Townp. 16
A New Little Sisterp. 21
Schoolp. 22
The Jewish Holidaysp. 26
Yugoslaviap. 31
The Pianop. 34
Dancing Classesp. 37
A Trip to Praguep. 39
Political Clouds Begin to Gatherp. 41
Fred Astaire - You Are My Lucky Starp. 43
The 1938 Holidays and Dr Mandelíkp. 45
The German Occupationp. 54
Prague and the English Institutep. 59
My Father is Arrested by the Gestapop. 61
New Lovep. 65
The Jewish Transportsp. 68
AK1 and AK2p. 70
Our Departurep. 72
Terezín Campp. 75
Love in a Cellarp. 80
Life in Terezínp. 86
The Kitchenp. 88
Marta and Her Nurse's Uniformp. 92
The Woods of Krivoklátp. 97
"Can You Cry, Miss?"p. 101
Theatre in Terezinp. 102
Dancing under the Gallowsp. 104
Ben Akiba Was No Liar - or Was He?p. 109
Life Goes Onp. 117
The Potemkin Village Facadep. 120
The Czech Theatre Carries Onp. 122
Estherp. 124
Georges Dandinp. 129
Terezín Is Wound Upp. 131
Auschwitz-Birkenaup. 134
Next Stop Eastward - Kurzbachp. 152
Imaginary Feasts, a Needle and Other Wondersp. 157
Nana's Propheciesp. 160
The Death Marchp. 166
Gross Rosen Campp. 172
Onward to Mauthausenp. 174
The SS Man with His Revolverp. 179
Nana's End, and the Journey across Czech Territoryp. 181
Bergen-Belsenp. 186
The Typhus Epidemicp. 190
Condemned to Deathp. 193
The Britishp. 195
One Last Effortp. 197
My Lucky Starp. 200
The War Endsp. 202
Swedenp. 205
On the Production Linep. 208
Epilogue: Goodbye Foreverp. 213
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