The Gold Train by Ronald Zweig

By: Ronald Zweig

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ISBN
9780141000756
Date Released
Binding
Paperback
Pages
336
 

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With the Soviet army closing in on Budapest in 1944 a single train moved out of the station, crammed with valuable booty from the genocide (gold, jewels, silverware, furs and furniture) and a desperate group of collaborators, racist ideologues, civil-servants and bodyguards.

The journey of the train is the story of this book - both the literal journey from Central Europe towards the chimerical Nazi "Alpine Redoubt" and the symbolic journey whereby the Gold Train became the focus for the hopes, greed and fear of all those who came in contact with it.

This is an exceptional account of the closing months of Fascist Europe and of how the post-war world tried to come to terms with the spiritual and physical inheritance of 400,000 murders.
ISBN:
9780141000756
Publication Date:
05 / 09 / 2003
Pages:
336

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