Escape From Berlin

  • ISBN 9781925384338

  • ISBN ePUB 9781925384345

  • Published: 14 August 2017

  • RRP $29.99

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Escape from Berlin

By Peter Nash

A Holocaust survivor tells his compelling family story of escape and survival in China and Australia during WWII.

Living in Berlin in 1939, three-year-old Peter Nachemstein and his parents were forced to escape Nazi Germany by fleeing to Shanghai – one of the only havens left for them and 18,000 other European Jews. Although safe, they became displaced and isolated from the rest of their family, who were scattered across Europe.

In Escape from Berlin, Peter Nash retraces what became of his family members following the devastating impact of WWII. Using remarkable photographs and documents to bring their captivating stories to life, Peter recounts his own experiences of dislocation as a young boy in alien Shanghai, and then later as a teenager and adult in Australia.

Meticulously researched and impeccably detailed, Escape from Berlin brings light to a fascinating but not widely known chapter of Holocaust history in a family story that reflects the experiences of many in the Jewish community.


'Few stories, I am sure, are more fascinating or more inspiring than the saga of Peter Nash.' PETER FITZSIMONS

'Escape from Berlin is a tightly packed suitcase. It carries a heavy load with grace and candour.'