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The Speckled People: A Memoir of a Half-Irish Childhood - 2836515765

65,88 zł

The Speckled People: A Memoir of a Half-Irish Childhood FOURTH ESTATE

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"We wear Aran Sweaters and Lederhosen. We are forbidden from speaking English. We are trapped in a language war. We are the Speckled People." In one of the most original memoirs to emerge in years, Hugo Hamilton tells the haunting story of his German-Irish childhood in 1950s Dublin. His Gaelic-speaking, Irish nationalist father rules the home with tyranny, while his German-speaking mother rescues her children with cakes and stories of her own struggle against Nazi Germany. Out on the streets of Dublin is another country, where they are taunted as Nazis and subjected to a mock Nuremberg trial. Through the eyes of a child, this rare and shockingly honest book gradually makes sense of family, language, and identity, unlocking at last the secrets that his parents kept in the wardrobe.


Child of Our Time - 2212834579

94,10 zł

Child of Our Time I.B. TAURIS


Plucked from the deepest rural Germany, after witnessing the horror of "Kristallnacht" and her family's eviction from its village, Ruth David was sent to England as part of "Kindertransport", one of the few routes to safety and survival for so many children who were to lose their parents in the Holocaust. But survival at what price? As a suspicious "enemy alien" in England at the outbreak of war with little English and few friends, Ruth grew up in loneliness, under the brutal eye of two Viennese ladies who ran the refugee hostel where she lived. The months of war crawled by, and the hostel gradually turned into an orphanage, as the news from the camps first trickled and then poured in. Here is David's profoundly human story, that of a small girl growing into a teenager caught in the vortex of one of the history's greatest horrors.


Spalona Żywcem Wyd. Kieszonkowe - Souad - 2846246553

10,24 zł

Spalona Żywcem Wyd. Kieszonkowe - Souad

Książki & Multimedia > Książki

Opis - Pierwsze na świecie świadectwo ofiary zbrodni honorowej. Miała siedemnaście lat i zakochała się: zhańbiła rodzinę. Więc rodzina wydała na nią wyrok śmierci... Pokochała go pierwszą miłością. Myślała, że się z nią ożeni. Ale ukochany zniknął, a ona odkryła, że jest w ciąży. A w jej świecie to najcięższa zbrodnia... W zapomnianej przez Boga wiosce w Cisjordanii kobiety są warte mniej niż zwierzęta domowe. Tu mężczyzna jest panem życia i śmierci żony, córki, siostry. Brat może bezkarnie zabić siostrę, matka - córkę, kolejną bezużyteczną dziewczynkę, jaka się urodzi. Tu kobiecie odbiera się godność, a nawet życie zgodnie z odwiecznym obyczajem i uświęconą tradycją. A śmierć jest karą dla dziewczyny, która zhańbi rodzinę. Tak jak Souad. Wyrok wydaje jej ojciec. Szwagier dokonuje egzekucji. Oblewa Souad benzyną i podpala... SOUAD przeżyła - cudem, ale rodzina usiłowała zabić ją nawet w szpitalu. Na zawsze jednak pozostanie straszliwie okaleczona - na ciele i duszy. I wciąż musi się ukrywać; dopóki żyje, jej rodzinę okrywa hańba. Spalona żywcem, opublikowana pod pseudonimem szokująca opowieść o piekle, jakim było jej dzieciństwo i młodość, stała się międzynarodowym bestsellerem. Wydana w 37 w krajach książka przerywa tabu milczenia wobec istniejącej nadal w krajach muzułmańskich barbarzyńskiej tradycji. Nieludzkiego obyczaju, prawa mężczyzn, na mocy którego co najmniej pięć tysięcy kobiet pada co roku ofiarą zbrodni honorowej. Nazwa - Spalona Żywcem Wyd. Kieszonkowe Autor - Souad Oprawa - Miękka Wydawca - Amber Kod ISBN - 9788324159406 Kod EAN - 9788324159406 Wydanie - 1 Rok wydania - 2016 Tłumacz - 31182,maria rostworowska; Format - 110 x 175 x 14 Ilość stron - 224 Podatek VAT - 5% Premiera - 2016-06-23


Escape from Plauen, a True Story - 2834157709

171,02 zł

Escape from Plauen, a True Story Ibooks

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ESCAPE?FROM?PLAUEN tells the story of war's depravation but also tells the story of faith and the will to triumph against all odds. "An artist as well as a writer, Renate Stoever has an artist's sensibility that lends beauty to her writing. As a result, the reader is not just an observer, but also a participant in her experience. This memoir of a remarkable life is a polished gem. It will keep you turning pages until the last word." -Christine Royer, retired Vice-President of Public Affairs, Barnard College, N.Y. "I've been a professional editor for more than thirty years, and Escape From Plauen is better writing than the work of most professional writers I've edited. This is an amazing story, and it is incredibly well written." -Mike Slizewski, professional editor "Parts of this book moved me to tears...creating powerful images of destruction...great choice of words describing the emotion, terror, and horror of seen first hand through the eyes of a child. What a great read...riveting...." -Carol Kreit, author of First Wives' Tool Kit. This is a true story about the ravages of war seen through the eyes of a 9-year-old girl in Plauen, Germany. The political and economic causes of what are considered by many to be the greatest armed struggle since the Great War have been widely coined into books and movies. In more ways then we would like to admit, we still live with the results of that victory, but other than "Slaughterhouse-Five," Kurt Vonnegut's fictionalized account of the fire-bombing of Dresden, Germany in 1945, few works have been written about the actual events in the fire-storm of that devastation. None are seen through the eyes of an innocent child caught within the terror caused by events beyond comprehension. ESCAPE?FROM?PLAUEN is a first-hand account of life in the German city of Plauen before Hitler's defeat, the end of Nazi Germany and through the destruction caused by the wrath of the Soviet Army. Caught between Stalin's advancing Communist Army in the East and the Allies march from the West, the women, children, and elderly of Germany had no place to hide long after the collapse of the Wehrmacht. What was there left to bomb in late 1944 and 1945 but women and children? Renate was born in the German city of Plauen before the start of the Second World War. Enduring the daily hardships of the War, Renate and her family escaped to the West from Communist East Germany in 1947. Within a week of her 1953 arrival in the United States, Renate started to work in a small shop sewing beads on moccasins. A year later she used her artistic ability to become a top designer in the Lace and Embroidery industry. Renate married in 1962, and helped her husband establish a successful Wall Street firm. After winning a writing competition in the New Yorker Staats Zeitung, a German-American weekly newspaper, friends encouraged her to spend more time writing. Renate and her husband live in New Jersey.


Day I Wasn't There - 2846352745

138,48 zł

Day I Wasn't There Northwestern University Press

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A memoir-novel that narrates an incident - the premature death of a first-born child, a Down syndrome baby left in the care of the clinic in Algeria. This story uses the event to probe the family history and relationship with the mother, a refugee from Nazi Germany; the dead father, after whom the baby is named; and the medical-student brother.


International charities - 2844569950

219,43 zł

International charities Books LLC, Reference Series

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Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 248. Chapters: Médecins Sans Frontičres, Voluntary Service Overseas, Action Against Hunger, The Salvation Army, Survival International, International Society for Krishna Consciousness, Benevolence International Foundation, Mines Advisory Group, Operation Smile, Edinburgh Direct Aid, World Vision, Serious Request, Operation USA, American Refugee Committee, International Rescue Committee, UNICEF, Smile Train, Oxfam, Dalai Lama Center for Peace and Education, The Asia Foundation, Toc H, Rural Development Institute, Scotland Malawi Partnership, Save the Children, Atlantic Philanthropies, The Hunger Project, International Assistance Mission, ChildFund, Word Made Flesh, Adventist Development and Relief Agency, Amici del Mondo World Friends Onlus, Mercy Corps, Samaritan's Purse, Goodwill Industries, Operation Blessing International, Students Helping Honduras, List of charities accused of ties to terrorism, Friends of the Orphans, Cross International, WAVE Trust, AmeriCares, United Methodist Committee on Relief, Pump Aid, UNICEF UK, Stop the Traffik, HealthCare Volunteer, Kimmie Weeks, CINI, Unicef Indonesia, DKT International, UNICEF Philippines, Progressio Ireland, Home-Start International, Humanity First, Feed The Children, Heal the World Foundation, Child Development Index, Hare Krishna Food for Life, Aiducation, Golden West Humanitarian Foundation, The Oaktree Foundation, ShelterBox, Concern Worldwide, Room to Read, Mothers' Union, Emmaus, United Nations Office for Partnerships, Peace Players International, Population Services International, Age Concern, Mennonite Central Committee, Danish Committee for Aid to Afghan Refugees, Nelson Mandela Children's Fund, Terre des hommes, African Medical and Research Foundation, Africare, Partners In Development, Inc., Age UK, Rugmark, International Literacy Foundation, Muslim Aid, International Social Services, Orphans International, Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation, Unite for Children, Unite Against AIDS, Nepal Youth Foundation, Worldwide Faith Missions, War Child, Plan, Five Talents, CARE Package, Tearfund, Amazon Conservation Team, WaterPartners, World Concern, Pandita Ramabai Mukti Mission, Kindernothilfe, The Salvation Army U.S.A. Western Territory, Camara, Salvation Army U.S.A Central Territory, Christian Aid, American Near East Refugee Aid, Variety, the Children's Charity, Malteser International, Acumen Fund, Global Classrooms, Joan Holmes, Spread the Net, Avatar Meher Baba Trust, Book Aid International, Helpage International, Ĺland Islands Peace Institute, Leket Israel, GEFEK, Teachers Without Borders, Morgan Memorial Goodwill Industries, Boston, SOS Children's Villages, Cleft Lip and Palate Association, Al-Haramain Foundation, Ulster Project, Médecins du Monde, Hands on tzedakah, Asian-German Sports Exchange Program, Project HOPE, Vision Aid Overseas, Emergency, Age NI, The Rendezvous Society, Scientists Without Borders, African Children's Choir, Tiny Hands International, Mercy Ships, CARE Australia, Gaddafi International Foundation for Charity Associations, A New Day Cambodia, Global Footsteps, Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund, AVERT,, FEED Projects, Meal-a-Day Fund, World Relief, Children's Miracle Network, Personal Energy Transportation, Love Without Boundaries, Medical Missions for Children, The Green Children, The Library Project, Street Kids International, Focus Humanitarian Assistance, Steering Committee for Humanitarian Response, Internationa...


Musically Speaking - 2826856052

122,13 zł

Musically Speaking University of Pennsylvania Press

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Musically Speaking A Life Through Song Dr. Ruth K. Westheimer "Touching and frequently witty."--Publishers Weekly "Dr. Ruth sees music as a kind of conscience. Melody is something she has measured her life on. It's an extraordinary story, her story."--Bono "Dr. Ruth shows us how and why music functions in her life, with lessons for all of us. A real gem of a book."--Wynton Marsalis "A wonderful book, both moving and delightful. With her customary charm and brio, Westheimer shares with us how a life can be shaped by music. Brava!"--Zubin Mehta "Who would have thought that when Dr. Ruth finally explained the rhythm method, she'd be talking about music? To read her is to know her, to know her is to adore her."--Harvey Fierstein "Music, I have come to realize, is for me a kind of golden thread running through my life. It has helped maintain my connection with the past that otherwise might have been severed by catastrophe and time. I am often asked--indeed, I often wonder myself--why it is that I should always have had such joie de vivre in the face of the losses and dislocations I had to endure in my early years. The answer I always gave was that the warmth and security of my early childhood had a remarkable power and influence. This is certainly true. But now I have realized that there is another part to the answer. And that is music."--from the introduction Who among us does not have a song that triggers vivid memories--of jubilation, of belonging, of sorrow, of love? In Musically Speaking, Dr. Ruth K. Westheimer, one of America's most beloved personalities, has written a warm and contemplative book about the role music has played in her life and the ineradicable traces it has left on her thoughts, emotions, her very being. In this memoir through song, Dr. Ruth invites us to share her story from a uniquely musical perspective. By the time she was thirty, Ruth Westheimer had lived in five countries, each with a distinctive musical culture, each with a different hold on her sensibility. For the first ten years of her life, the comforting melodies of childhood helped drown out the anthems of Nazism to be heard elsewhere in her native Germany; as an adolescent refugee in Switzerland, she came to be aware that, however loudly she sang the patriotic songs of the land that gave her shelter, she could never truly be at home there. Present at the creation of the modern state of Israel, she sang and danced to the new music of a new nation; as a young woman eagerly absorbing all that Paris had to offer in the way of romance and worldliness in the early 1950s, the songs of Edith Piaf, Mouloudji, and Yves Montand were her tutors. An almost accidental emigration to America brought new challenges and new stability, as she became a wife, mother, and professional; tremendous and unforeseen celebrity came later, and with it the giddy opportunity to indulge her love of music as never before. Dr. Ruth K. Westheimer is a psychosexual therapist who pioneered the field of media therapy. She is author of 24 books. An Adjunct Professor at New York University, she also holds visiting appointments at Princeton and Yale. Personal Takes 2003 | 152 pages | 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 ISBN 978-0-8122-3746-7 | Cloth | $24.95t | GBP16.50 ISBN 978-0-8122-0835-1 | Ebook | $24.95t | GBP16.50 World Rights | Biography, Music


Life In Pieces Making & Unmaking of Binjamin Wilkomirski - 2212825133

98,10 zł

Life In Pieces Making & Unmaking of Binjamin Wilkomirski W.W. Norton & Company


In 1997, Binjamin Wilkomirski arrived in New York to read from his prize-winning book Fragments: Memories of a Wartime Childhood, his memoir of an early childhood lost to the concentration camps at Majdanck and Auschwitz, and to raise money for the Holocaust Museum in Washington D.C. This orphaned survivor also came as the guest of honor to the family reunion of the Wilburs (once Wilkomirskis). The Wilburs hoped to trace the unrecorded link between the Wilkomirskis of Riga in Latvia and the name that Binjamin remembered. The Wilburs and the media embraced Binjamin as a humanitarian whose eloquent story typified that of many child survivors.One year later, Binjamin was publicly accused of being a Swiss-born, gentile imposter: on August 27, 1998, a German novelist named Daniel Gazfried announced to the world that he had uncovered documentary evidence proving that Fragments was an elaborate fiction. Yet Binjamin still insisted his wartime memories carried more weight than the documents against him, proclaiming, 'Nobody has to believe me.' Those who continued to believe Binjamin included child survivors, psychotherapists, and his publishers.Who was Binjamin Wilkomirsk? Why would someone want to be him? And why would so many of us want to believe him? Wilbur family member Blake Eskin recounts the dispute over Binjamin's authenticity through reportage, interviews with Binjamin's acquaintances, and a visit to Riga in search of actual Wilkomirski relatives. In his absorbing narrative Eskin records the reactions of the media, the child-survivor community, and the Wilburs themselves to reveal larger disagreements over the reliability of memory, the value of testimony, and the individual's relationship to history. Part biography, part mystery, and part memoir, Eskin's A Life in Pieces is an important and lasting contribution to the literature of the Holocaust.


Four Perfect Pebbles - 2841667777

79,82 zł

Four Perfect Pebbles Greenwillow Books

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

Lazan's unforgettable memoir recalls the devastaing years that shaped her childhood. Following Hitler's rise to power, the Blumenthal family were caught in the nightmare that was Nazi Germany. For the next several years they were forced to live in refugee, transit and prison camps--including the notorious Bergen-Belsen in Germany. Somehow they managed to stay together and, although their story is one of horror and hardship, it is also one of courage, hope and the will to survive. Photos.


They Poured Fire on Us from the Sky - 2836519259

63,95 zł

They Poured Fire on Us from the Sky Perseus Books Group

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Benjamin, Alepho, and Benson were raised among the Dinka tribe of Sudan. Their world was an insulated, close-knit community of grass-roofed cottages, cattle herders, and tribal councils. The lions and pythons that prowled beyond the village fences were the greatest threat they knew. All that changed the night the government-armed Murahiliin began attacking their villages. Amid the chaos, screams, conflagration, and gunfire, five-year-old Benson and seven-year-old Benjamin fled into the dark night. Two years later, Alepho, age seven, was forced to do the same. Across the Southern Sudan, over the next five years, thousands of other boys did likewise, joining this stream of child refugees that became known as the Lost Boys. Their journey would take them over one thousand miles across a war-ravaged country, through landmine-sown paths, crocodile-infested waters, and grotesque extremes of hunger, thirst, and disease. The refugee camps they eventually filtered through offered little respite from the brutality they were fleeing. In They Poured Fire on Us From the Sky, Alepho, Benson, and Benjamin, by turn, recount their experiences along this unthinkable journey. They vividly recall the family, friends, and tribal world they left far behind them and their desperate efforts to keep track of one another. This is a captivating memoir of Sudan and a powerful portrait of war as seen through the eyes of children. And it is, in the end, an inspiring and unforgettable tribute to the tenacity of even the youngest human spirits.


They Poured Fire on Us from the Sky - 2212827039

38,60 zł

They Poured Fire on Us from the Sky Public Affairs


Benjamin, Alepho and Benson were raised among the Dinka tribe of Sudan. Their world was an insulated, close-knit community of grass-roofed cottages, cattle herders and tribal councils. The lions and pythons that prowled beyond the village fences were the greatest threat they knew. All that changed the night the government-armed Murahiliin began attacking their villages. Amid the chaos, screams, conflagration and gunfire, five-year-old Benson and seven-year-old Benjamin fled into the dark night. Two years later, Aleph aged seven, was forced to do the same. Across the Southern Sudan over the next five years, thousands of other boys did likewise, joining the stream of child refugees that became known as the Lost Boys. Their journey would take them over one thousand miles across a war-ravaged country, through landminesown paths, crocodile-infested waters and grotesque extremes of hunger, thirst and disease. The refugee camps they eventually filtered through offered little respite from the brutality they were fleeing. In "They Poured Fire on Us from the Sky", Alephy, Benson and Benjamin by turn, recount their experiences along this unthinkable journey. They vividly recall the family, friends and tribal world they left far behind them and their desperate efforts to keep track of one another. This is a captivating memoir of Sudan and a powerful portrait of war as seen through the eyes of children. And it is, in the end, an inspiring and unforgettable tribute to the tenacity of even the youngest human spirits.


It Feels Like the Burning Hut - 2834152972

171,50 zł

It Feels Like the Burning Hut Resource Publications (CA)

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Description: Martha Gatkuoch is a young Sudanese woman who lived through unthinkable trauma. She was a child when her idyllic rural village in Southern Sudan was attacked. She and her brothers were separated from their parents in a heartbreaking journey that took them from their homeland to a refugee camp in Uganda, and then through a difficult journey in the American foster care system. Against all odds, Martha has maintained a resilient peace. In this touching memoir, Martha shares the difficulties and joys of her adventures as a Sudanese woman forging her new life. Martha can recite her lineage twelve generations back, remembering hundreds of years of peace isolated from the rest of the world along the Nile River. Martha's adoptive father, Brett Bymaster, traces the history of Sudan through the eyes of Martha's forefathers, in an attempt to explain Martha's experience in the broader global context. For centuries the impenetrable Sudd, the Sudanese swampland, held back Arab Islamic militants. When the British conquered the Sudd, the floodgates of war broke open. The civil war recently ended and Southern Sudan gained independence. With Martha's generation of resilient Sudanese nationals, there is again hope for peace and tranquility. About the Contributor(s): Martha Gatkuoch lives with her adoptive parents, Brett and Angie Bymaster, in San Jose, California, along with her brothers. She attends De Anza Community College, where she runs cross country and track. Brett Bymaster is a Silicon Valley electrical engineer who enjoys watching Martha run and seeing her brothers play soccer.


My Search for Meaning - 2841429604

123,10 zł

My Search for Meaning FriesenPress

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My Search for Meaning is an intimate collection of memories of a child growing up first in an orphanage in Germany, then in Middle America. Abandoned by her mother - who escaped East Germany just as the Berlin Wall was being erected - the child finds herself alone in a hard-to-understand world that is itself undergoing great change. Against a pervasive backdrop of loneliness, institutional life and brutal betrayals, there is still the innocence and wonder of childhood and sudden, inexplicable joys. A sensitive child in life without a protector learns to go on instinct. What informs instinct in this memoir is a seedling faith in the overall goodness of life, a belief that things will, with time and effort, work together for good. What begins as a search for answers becomes a journey of understanding. As the mystery unfolds a young woman emerges, forged from all she has endured but also from mercy and compassion and a deeply held conviction that each of us, at any moment, can transform our lives.


Marlene Dietrich, Rita Hayworth & My Mother - 2844161865

81,90 zł

Marlene Dietrich, Rita Hayworth & My Mother University of Arizona Press

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Her blood is both Aryan and Aztec and runs as deep as the waters between two worlds. Rita Magdaleno was born near Dachau shortly after World War II to a German mother and a Mexican American GI. Her family moved to Arizona in 1947, and Rita was raised with her father's traditions--but she remains at heart a child of two cultures. This poetic memoir, recalling Magdaleno's return to the land of her birth, is an intertwining of personal and public history, bridging continents and cultures in search of family secrets. Her poems recall a mother "Marlene Dietrich pretty, / her smoky voice / & those wide Aryan / eyes that promised / never to lie," a war bride who named her child after a Hollywood movie star even before casting eyes on America. They also offer a new, intimate view of the war--and of today's reunified Germany--and show that the consequences of events played out half a century ago continue to resonate with the children of that era. Magdaleno navigates currents of emotion that would drown less capable poets. With patience, courage, and abiding love, she draws on memories of mother and motherland to show us that healing can come in many forms.


Czech expatriates - 2844572750

101,46 zł

Czech expatriates Books LLC, Reference Series

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Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 74. Chapters: Tom Stoppard, MiloS Forman, Milan Kundera, Anton Cermak, Ferdinand Peroutka, Bohuslav Martinu, MaSín, Mila Rechcigl, Rafael Kubelík, Jan Hammer, Hugo Bezdek, Karel Husa, Salo Flohr, Jan Matulka, Max Brod, Jirí Brezina, Zdenek Zeman, Peter Glaser, Stanislav Grof, Janet Malcolm, Jirí Tancibudek, Lubomir Kavalek, Hans Kelsen, David Zeisberger, Vilém Flusser, Jan sejna, Emil Wolf, Jan BeneS, Petr Zenkl, Johann Stamitz, Karel Kryl, Jaroslav Jezek, Wenceslaus Hollar, Karel Reisz, Cestmír Vycpálek, Yehuda Bacon, Karel Krautgartner, Miloslav Rechcigl, Sr., Vera Ralston, Karl Stefan, AleS Hrdlicka, Miroslava Stern, Chaviva HoSek, Isaiah Horowitz, Ernst Tugendhat, Maria Jelinek, Rudolph Ruzicka, Jan Kresadlo, Anny Ondra, Albin Polasek, Jirí Mucha, Václav Nedomanský, Václav Nelhýbel, Antonín Kubálek, Avigdor Dagan, Jan Tríska, Eduard Ingris, Antonín Tucapský, Frank Plicka, George Brady, Lea Vivot, Pavel Tigrid, Ota Ulc, Jana Sterbak, Olga Schoberová, Jirí Vanek, Ludvík ASkenazy, Jirí Horák, Ivan Passer, Alfréd Radok, Josef Stejskal, Emanuel Viktor Voska, Josef Dessauer, Zdenek Kopal, Karel Soucek, Jaromír Krejcar, Marianne Kinzel, TomáS Krystlík, Jan Hajek, Vaclav Zizler, Richard Konkolski, Ludek Frýbort. Excerpt: Sir Tom Stoppard OM, CBE, FRSL (born TomáS Straussler 3 July 1937) is a British playwright, knighted in 1997. He has written prolifically for TV, radio, film and stage, finding prominence with plays such as Arcadia, The Coast of Utopia, Every Good Boy Deserves Favour, Professional Foul, The Real Thing, and Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead. He co-wrote the screenplays for Brazil and Shakespeare in Love and has won one Academy Award and four Tony Awards. Themes of human rights, censorship and political freedom pervade his work along with exploration of linguistics and philosophy. Stoppard has been a key playwright of the National Theatre and is one of the most internationally performed dramatists of his generation. In 1939, Stoppard left Czechoslovakia as a child refugee, fleeing imminent Nazi occupation. He settled with his family in Britain after the war, in 1946. After being educated by schools in Nottingham and Yorkshire, Stoppard became a journalist, a drama critic and then, in 1960, a playwright. He has been married twice, to Josie Ingle (1965-1972) and Miriam Stoppard (1972-1992), and has two sons, one from each marriage, including actor Ed Stoppard. Stoppard was born TomáS Straussler, in Zlín, a "Shoe Town", in the Moravia region of Czechoslovakia. He was the son of Martha Beckova and Eugen Straüssler, a doctor with the Bata shoe company. Both parents were Jewish, though neither practising. Just before the German occupation of Czechoslovakia, the town's patron, TomáS Bata, helped re-post his Jewish employees, mostly physicians, to various branches of his firm all over the world. On 15 March 1939, the day that the Nazis invaded Czechoslovakia, the Straussler family fled to Singapore, one of the places Bata had a company. Before the Japanese occupation of Singapore, the two sons and their mother were sent on to Australia. Stoppard's father remained in Singapore as a British army volunteer, knowing that, as a doctor, he would be needed in its defence. From t


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