Escape to Virginia: From Nazi Germany to Thalhimer's Farm

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Jewish teenagers Eva and Töpper desperately searched for an escape from the stranglehold of 1930s Nazi Germany. They studied agriculture at the Gross Breesen Institute and hoped to secure visas to gain freedom from the tyranny around them. Richmond department store owner William B. Thalhimer created a safe haven on a rural Virginia farm where Eva and Töpper would find refuge. Discover the remarkable true story of two young German Jews who endured the emotional torture of their adolescence, journeyed to freedom and ultimately confronted the evil that could not destroy their spirit. Author Robert H. Gillette retells this harrowing narrative that is sure to inspire generations to come.
ISBN: 9781626199125
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Virginia
Images: 56
Pages: 256
Dimensions: 5.5 (w) x 8.5 (h)
Robert Gillette's entire professional career revolved around young people. For forty years, he was an award-winning public school educator in Fairfield, Connecticut. He was awarded the Mary Gresham Chair grant and the Harvard Teaching Prize, amongst many recognitions. Similarly, he has directed religious education programs and created Jewish education curriculum. Bob and his wife Marsha spend their time as avid canoe paddlers and live in Lynchburg, Virginia.
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