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A lucky family who were Jewish, but in British territory - Rhodesia - during WWll.
1 January 2016
In German with German subtitles - This is a fascinating story of a German Jew who had left Germany to work in British Rhodesia, just as the 3rd Reich was starting to make life difficult for the Jews. On hearing how the world is deteriorating for his family and friends, he persuades his wife to bring his daughter to Rhodesia. There follows a long period of adjustment, to the relatively spartan existence. News comes irregularly from Germany, about the atrocities committed against their loved ones still trapped at home. As the war starts they are arrested, the man being sent to a prison which is not that bad really, and the family are put up in luxury! The story unfolds as the little girl grows up learning Swahili from her indigenous friends, and becomes a teenager. The family are redeployed back to farming. Their ever loyal cook can't understand why he can't return to Europe with them at the end of the war, as the family decide to return to rebuild their homeland.Moving at times. A competent story that I could follow as I am learning German.