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From Vienna to La Paz

12/22/2020 02:13:12 PM


An extremely cultured Jewish family, the father was a violist with the Vienna Philharmonic, the mother an opera singer — desperate to escape the hell of Nazi-controlled Vienna — finally get out, landing in a very unlikely spot: La Paz, Bolivia.

How family members adjust to their new, radically different environment is the stuff of this fascinating novel, which I reviewed for The Jerusalem Post earlier this month.

One error in my review: I complimented the author for her great imagination as she had never lived in Hitler’s Vienna or Bolivia. I was half right. After the review was published, I discovered that she lived in Bolivia.

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