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Crossing the Borders of Time: A True Story of War, Exile, and a Love…

by Leslie Maitland

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Janine Günzberger, born to a comfortably well off German Jewish family in 1923, was separated from Roland, the love of her life, in 1942. Her family left its home in Germany when it became more and more difficult to live under Nazi rule. They went first to the Alsace area of France, and were pushed further west, and finally arrived in America after being detained for several months in a Cuban detention center.

Crossing the Borders of Time is written by Janine’s daughter, a New York Times journalist. As a youngster, the author was fascinated by her mother’s relationship with Roland. As an adult, Ms. Maitland took the occasion of a visit to Europe to inquire about Roland’s whereabouts. And she researched and then wrote her mother’s story. This book is the result.

I’ve read countless books about World War II and knew in general about the suffering of the Jews under the Nazi regime -- and how difficult it increasingly became for them to emigrate from Europe when countries closed their borders to Jewish refugees. Crossing the Borders of Time gives the detailed story of one family’s struggle in a way that sheds light on the consequences of being forced to uproot themselves from the land of their birth … and the indignities small and large they were forced to endure in the process. Ultimately, Janine’s family’s story was one of successful immigration to America.

Crossing the Borders of Time is narrative non-fiction at its best, engaging and hard to put down. And, despite the hardships and tragedies Janine’s family endured, it is at its heart a positive story, a love story. Highly recommended. ( )
1 vote NewsieQ | May 5, 2013 |
Interesting memoir written from the perspective of the daughter of the main character. Story of how a young woman survives not only losing her homeland but also the love she discovers after being exiled from Hitler's Germany during World War II. Being Jewish she is forced from her home in Germany, then from France where her family fled and finally gets to America. The story is one of survival. One of "keeping on keeping on".
  CheryleFisher | Feb 22, 2013 |
Interesting story of a Jewish family's escape from Nazi Germany. Young lovers are separated during the war and reunite 40 years later. First part was a bit long but after they left France and escaped to Cuba, story got more interesting. Even though I've read many books on the war, I learned allot from this book. ( )
  janismack | Oct 14, 2012 |
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An award-winning former New York Times investigative reporter recounts his Jewish mother and grandparents' harrowing escape from Germany, his mother's 50-year separation from a Catholic Frenchman she passionately loved and the author's efforts years later to reunite them.… (more)

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