Salt Lake City, UT (PRWEB) September 10, 2013
Before the atrocities of the Holocaust occurred, anti-Semitic feelings and laws in Europe caused a mass exodus of thought leaders, known as a brain drain, to the United States through the 1930s and 1940s.
“German Leaves: Opposing Nazi Cannon with Words” is a compilation of exile literature written by German dissidents circa World War II curated by scholar Ralph Vander Heide, Ph.D. Through a mixture of articles, fiction and personal anecdotes, Vander Heide exposes the harsh realities of Nazi domination and explores the essence of the human experience.
For scholars, history buffs and amateurs alike, this historical collection encompasses all aspects of exile literature originating from Germany as a counterweight to Nazism inspiring readers to respect the sanctity of human life.
“‘German Leaves’ is a work of devotion to the cause of world peace and great importance of teaching and enjoying the humanities, encouraging people to be all they can be in the tradition of Goethe,” Vander Heide explained.
The author studied with John A. Spalek, the foremost expert in this field of Germanic studies, who has devoted his life to archiving exile writings which are still not widely known to the public, yet the literary work of the expatriates as documented by Vander Heide, who himself is unequaled in exploring the Deutsche Blätter, “Comprise some of the finest pieces in the history of German literature,” he said.
By Ralph Vander Heide
Available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Xlibris
About the Author
Ralph Vander Heide earned his doctorate in Germanic and Hispanic studies from the State University of New York - Albany. He currently resides in Ogden, Utah with his wife, Judith, where he continues to travel and serve as an advisor to the Dean of Humanities at Weber State University.
Editors: For review copies or interview requests, contact:
Emily Wilson | 317-275-2057 | ewilson(at)bohlsengroup(dot)com
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