A Political Autobiography

Book - 2002
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Baker & Taylor
The historian describes her life, including her childhood in Austria, her imprisonment by the Nazis, her escape to America, and her political life in the United States as a member of the Communist Party.

Blackwell North Amer
In Fireweed, Gerda Lerner, a pioneer and leading scholar in Women's History, tells her story of moral courage and commitment to social change with a novelist's skill and a historian's command of context. Lerner's memoir focuses on the formative experiences that made her an activist for social justice before her academic career began. The child of a well-to-do Viennese Jewish family, she was still a teenager when a fascist regime came to power in 1934, and she became involved in the underground resistance movement. The Nazi take-over of Austria cast her into prison, then forced her and her family into exile; she alone was able to leave Europe.

Publisher: Philadelphia : Temple University Press, 2002
ISBN: 9781566398893
Branch Call Number: 973.9109 LERNE LERNE
Characteristics: xiii, 377 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm


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