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The Resource A crime in the family, Sacha Batthy?ny ; translated by Anthea Bell

A crime in the family, Sacha Batthy?ny ; translated by Anthea Bell

Label
A crime in the family
Title
A crime in the family
Statement of responsibility
Sacha Batthy?ny ; translated by Anthea Bell
Creator
Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
In the spring of 1945, at Rechnitz on the Austrian-Hungarian border, not far from the front lines of the advancing Red Army, Countess Margit Batthyany gave a party in her mansion. The war was almost over, and the German aristocrats and SS officers dancing and drinking knew it was lost. Late that night, they walked down to the village, where 180 enslaved Jewish labourers waited, made them strip naked, and shot them all, before returning to the bright lights of the party. It remained a secret for decades, until Sacha Batthyany, who remembered his great-aunt Margit only vaguely from his childhood as a stern, distant woman, began to ask questions about it. A Crime in the Family is Sacha Batthyany's memoir of confronting these questions, and of the answers he found. It is one of the last untold stories of Europe's nightmare century, spanning not just the massacre at Rechnitz, the inhumanity of Auschwitz, the chaos of wartime Budapest and the brutalities of Soviet occupation and Stalin's gulags, but also the silent crimes of complicity and cover-up, and the damaged generations they leave behind. Told partly through the surviving journals of others from the author's family and the vanished world of Rechnitz, A Crime in the Family is a moving and revelatory memoir in the vein of The Hare with the Amber Eyes and The House by the Lake. It uncovers barbarity and tragedy but also a measure of peace and reconciliation. Ultimately, Batthyany discovers that although his inheritance might be that of monsters, he does not bear it alone
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1973-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Batthy?ny, Sacha
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1973-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Bell, Anthea
  • Batthy?ny, Sacha
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Batthy?ny, Sacha
  • Batthy?ny, Margit
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Family secrets
Target audience
general
Label
A crime in the family, Sacha Batthy?ny ; translated by Anthea Bell
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Translated from the German
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
213 pages
Isbn
9780306825828
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2017940147
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • pr01285966
  • (CaOWLBI)pr01285966
  • 379626
Label
A crime in the family, Sacha Batthy?ny ; translated by Anthea Bell
Publication
Note
Translated from the German
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
213 pages
Isbn
9780306825828
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2017940147
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • pr01285966
  • (CaOWLBI)pr01285966
  • 379626

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