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Menachem & Fred - Thoughts and Memories of Two Brothers Frederick Raymes

Menachem & Fred - Thoughts and Memories of Two Brothers

Frederick Raymes

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Two young brothers born in Hoffenheim, Germany were deported with their family to France and held in a detention camp. Their parents were transferred to Rivesaltes, then sent to Drancy two years later, and from there were deported to their finalMoreTwo young brothers born in Hoffenheim, Germany were deported with their family to France and held in a detention camp. Their parents were transferred to Rivesaltes, then sent to Drancy two years later, and from there were deported to their final destination - Auschwitz.Meanwhile, the two brothers were rescued from the detention camp by the OSE (a French Jewish humanitarian organization) with the assistance of Quakers. They were shuffled between orphanages in France and Switzerland before being separated.After many years of almost no contact the brothers renewed their connection with each other and together wrote their gripping story, dedicated to their children and grandchildren. The touching memoir is told in an unusual narrative style, using conversations between the brothers as they attempt to bridge the missing years.This new edition includes an epilogue giving a day-by-day summary of the events which lead to the reconciliation that took place between several non-Jewish Hoffenheim residents and the Rames and Mayer families.The film based on this book received the award for Most Inspirational Movie of the Year from the Cinema for Peace Foundation, Berlin 2009.