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Richard Road: Journey from Hate

Lud Gutmann

Published October 15th 2012
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Kindle Edition
260 pages
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Richard Road: Journey from Hateby Lud Gutmann MDA memoir of escape and accomplishmentThe rise of Nazism in Germany made life intolerable for many groups- most especially Jews. Salomon and Rosi Gutmann realized that the danger to their little familyMoreRichard Road: Journey from Hateby Lud Gutmann MDA memoir of escape and accomplishmentThe rise of Nazism in Germany made life intolerable for many groups- most especially Jews. Salomon and Rosi Gutmann realized that the danger to their little family was real and imminent. With their children, Lud and Frank, they fled to America. The book details their escape from Germany, in 1937, landing in New York, not speaking English (and so not finding work), the purchase of a chicken farm outside of Freehold, New Jersey in 1939, and their work on the farm. Rosi was determined the boys attend Princeton University, which was nearby, and succeed in careers that could travel with them—in case a new threat would necessitate another move. This is an immigrant story- an engaging look at a fearful leave-taking of one’s home country and a detailed and sometimes amusing exploration into growing up and farming in rural America during the Great Depression and World War II. This holocaust memoir gives a positive message about one family which survived and prospered, but honors the relatives and neighbors who perished.The book is suitable for and will interest readers of all ages.For more information about the author’s other writings and biography, please visit his website: www.ludgutmann.com.