ACROSS THE DARK RIVER by Peter Mendelssohn

ACROSS THE DARK RIVER

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Another indictment of Nazi Germany, with a power that comes from simplicity and restraint, but the market does seem overexploited and this book is not essentially popular. This is the story of little men, an innkeeper, a tailor, a Rabbi, a cobbler, etc., and the days they lived through -- but for the most part could not survive, when Hitler came into Austria. Losing all they had, they are driven from Germany, refused harbor in Czechoslovakia, and finally find a temporary refuge on a barge on the Danube, the band of forty odd now dwindled down to a handful. Death and deportation soon solve the issue. Well done, if harrowing, fictionization of an actual incident.

Pub Date: Dec. 1st, 1939
Publisher: Doubleday, Doran