Das dunkle Herz des Waldes

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Author: Naomi Novik

Publisher: cbj Verlag

ISBN: 3641171407

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 576

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Agnieszka liebt das Tal, in dem sie lebt: das beschauliche Dorf und den silbern glänzenden Fluss. Doch jenseits des Flusses liegt der Dunkle Wald, ein Hort böser Macht, der seine Schatten auf das Dorf wirft. Einzig der »Drache«, ein Zauberer, kann diese Macht unter Kontrolle halten. Allerdings fordert er einen hohen Preis für seine Hilfe: Alle zehn Jahre wird ein junges Mädchen ausgewählt, das ihm bis zur nächsten Wahl dienen muss – ein Schicksal, das beinahe so schrecklich scheint wie dem bösen Wald zum Opfer zu fallen. Der Zeitpunkt der Wahl naht und alle wissen, wen der Drache aussuchen wird: Agnieszkas beste Freundin Kasia, die schön ist, anmutig, tapfer – alles, was Agnieszka nicht ist. Niemand kann ihre Freundin retten. Doch die Angst um Kasia ist unbegründet. Denn als der Drache kommt, wählt er nicht Kasia, sondern Agnieszka.

Uprooted

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Author: Naomi Novik

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1447294157

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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Winner of the 2016 Nebula Award for Best Novel Winner of the 2016 Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel Winner of the 2016 British Fantasy Society Award for Best Novel Shortlisted for the 2016 World Fantasy Award for Best Novel Shortlisted for the 2016 Hugo Award for Best Novel A dark enchantment blights the land in the award-winning Uprooted - a enthralling, mythic fantasy by Naomi Novik, author of the Temeraire series. Agnieszka loves her village, set deep in a peaceful valley. But the nearby enchanted forest casts a shadow over her home. Many have been lost to the Wood and none return unchanged. The villagers depend on an ageless wizard, the Dragon, to protect them from the forest's dark magic. However, his help comes at a terrible price. One young village woman must serve him for ten years, leaving all they value behind. Agnieszka fears her dearest friend Kasia will be picked at the next choosing, for she's everything Agnieszka is not - beautiful, graceful and brave. Yet when the Dragon comes, it's not Kasia he takes.

The Uprooted

The Epic Story of the Great Migrations That Made the American People

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Author: Oscar Handlin

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 9780812217889

Category: Social Science

Page: 333

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"Oscar Handlin was the scholar most responsible for establishing the legitimacy of immigration history."--Gary Gerstle, author of

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The Shipment of Poor Children to Canada, 1867-1917

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Author: Roy Parker

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 1847426689

Category: Social Science

Page: 354

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the relatives and descendants, both in Britain and Canada, of the children around whom this study revolves." --Book Jacket.

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Growing a Parable Life from the Inside Out

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Author: Michelle Van Loon

Publisher: FaithWalk Publishing

ISBN: 9781932902624

Category: Religion

Page: 173

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A contemporary retelling of ten of Jesus’s parables. The second in author Michelle Van Loon’s series (Parable Life, FaithWalk 2005) that share the parables as told in the Bible and then retells the same parable through the stories of real life people living today. Thoughts and questions are included in each chapter to help readers connect with God while sparking dialogue with others. A powerful look at the process of spiritual growth, not as a “how to” but as a “why to.”

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How Breslau Became Wroclaw during the Century of Expulsions

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Author: Gregor Thum

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400839964

Category: History

Page: 552

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With the stroke of a pen at the Potsdam Conference following the Allied victory in 1945, Breslau, the largest German city east of Berlin, became the Polish city of Wroclaw. Its more than six hundred thousand inhabitants--almost all of them ethnic Germans--were expelled and replaced by Polish settlers from all parts of prewar Poland. Uprooted examines the long-term psychological and cultural consequences of forced migration in twentieth-century Europe through the experiences of Wroclaw's Polish inhabitants. In this pioneering work, Gregor Thum tells the story of how the city's new Polish settlers found themselves in a place that was not only unfamiliar to them but outright repellent given Wroclaw's Prussian-German appearance and the enormous scope of wartime destruction. The immediate consequences were an unstable society, an extremely high crime rate, rapid dilapidation of the building stock, and economic stagnation. This changed only after the city's authorities and a new intellectual elite provided Wroclaw with a Polish founding myth and reshaped the city's appearance to fit the postwar legend that it was an age-old Polish city. Thum also shows how the end of the Cold War and Poland's democratization triggered a public debate about Wroclaw's "amputated memory." Rediscovering the German past, Wroclaw's Poles reinvented their city for the second time since World War II. Uprooted traces the complex historical process by which Wroclaw's new inhabitants revitalized their city and made it their own.

Uprooted

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Author: Zobi Fredrick

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781440143021

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 184

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I am a Trinidad-born American citizen settled down with my husband and two children in New Jersey. I was educated in London with a Business Administrative Degree and my occupation was that of a print and fashion model. After the abolition of slavery by the British, a vast number of Immigrants were taken from the Indian sub-continent where they became indentured laborers in the Caribbean. Desperate people were thrown together under tight conditions with rigid plantation discipline under the British Empire. This is a breathtaking, fascinating narrative biography of my ancestors who went to work in the cane fields under the excruciating commands of the British Empire where after five years they were freed and became successful businessmen. This work is painstaking in documenting this true story. It is alive, definitely dramatic, clear and exceptionally moving. My research into this story has never been told before and now must be unfolded because of its powerful and unique history of past times that were unknown to people all over the globe. The story traces my family’s history from the streets of Calcutta to the sugar cane plantations of Trinidad owned by the British and these East Indian indentured laborers living in slave-like conditions, then starting several successful businesses and growing from poverty. I trust that you will see this book as not just my own family’s journey but in a large measure indicative of the struggles, successes, and failures of the many thousands of Indians who came to the New World as indentured laborers and worked so hard to become successful. Our story is largely unknown in America It is alive and I have tried to make the story inspirational and full of human kindness.

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On the Trail of the Green Man

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Author: Nina Lyon

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571318037

Category: Religion

Page: 320

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Who, or what, is the Green Man, and why is this medieval image so present in our precarious modern times? An encounter with the Green Man at an ancient Herefordshire church in the wake of catastrophic weather leads Nina Lyon into an exploration of how the foliate heads of Norman stonemasons have evolved into today's cult symbols. The Green Man's association with the pantheistic beliefs of Celtic Christianity and with contemporary neo-paganism, with the shamanic traditions of the Anglo-Saxons and as a figurehead for ecological movements, sees various paths crossing into a picture that reveals the hidden meanings of twenty-first-century Britain. Against a shifting backdrop of mountains, forests, rivers and stone circles, a cult of the Green Man emerges, manifesting itself in unexpected ways. Priests and philosophers, artists and shamans, morris dancers, folklorists and musicians offer stories about what the Green Man might mean and how he came into being. Meanwhile, in the woods, strange things are happening, from an overgrown Welsh railway line to leafy London suburbia. Uprooted is a timely, beautifully written and joyfully provocative account of this most enduring and recognisable of Britain's folk images.

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Refugees and Forced Migrants

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Author: Elizabeth G. Ferris

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780377003194

Category: Social Science

Page: 120

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Uprooted

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Author: Sidney Oltman Ferrell

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595302122

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 160

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Feeling at home is something we rarely think of until forced to leave a location for a new place. It came as a shock to face moving from the place where I thought I would live for the rest of my life. With the shock came the realization that I was part of that late twentieth century American social phenomenon, a mobile society following their jobs from one place to another. Being uprooted has become a common occurrence in these times.

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The Japanese American Experience During World War II

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Author: Albert Marrin

Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0553509381

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 256

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A Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year A Booklist Editor's Choice On the 75th anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor comes a harrowing and enlightening look at the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II— from National Book Award finalist Albert Marrin Just seventy-five years ago, the American government did something that most would consider unthinkable today: it rounded up over 100,000 of its own citizens based on nothing more than their ancestry and, suspicious of their loyalty, kept them in concentration camps for the better part of four years. How could this have happened? Uprooted takes a close look at the history of racism in America and carefully follows the treacherous path that led one of our nation’s most beloved presidents to make this decision. Meanwhile, it also illuminates the history of Japan and its own struggles with racism and xenophobia, which led to the bombing of Pearl Harbor, ultimately tying the two countries together. Today, America is still filled with racial tension, and personal liberty in wartime is as relevant a topic as ever. Moving and impactful, National Book Award finalist Albert Marrin’s sobering exploration of this monumental injustice shines as bright a light on current events as it does on the past.

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The Unheard Story

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Author: Tulsa

Publisher: Dorrance Publishing

ISBN: 1480909114

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 100

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Uprooted: The Unheard Story by Tulsa Uprooted tells the story of the Bhutanese people of Nepali origin who were evicted from their homeland, through the eyes of Goshi, a native Bhutanese woman. The story follows Goshi from her childhood in a small village in Bhutan, to her adolescence and schooling, and finally into her adulthood, all the while giving insight and understanding into the events leading up to the exile of the Bhutanese people. She tells of their endurance and resilience, challenges and hardships; of how over a 100,000 of these people were marginalized from being part of a multicultural society and forced to flee the only home they knew to live as refugees in camps in eastern Nepal for seventeen years starting late 1980s. It is the tale of youths trying to blend and fit, torn between conformity and deviance, and the adults' struggle to adjust in a different socio - cultural environment. After being resettled to various countries including the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Netherland, Norway and the United Kingdom in 2008, these people were forced to overcome a host of challenges that come with settling in a completely new environment. Most importantly, this book helps in bringing out the refugees' side of the story on how a large portion of the Bhutanese population were evicted almost overnight, and what stress the people went through when displaced from the only home known to them. About the Author Born the fifth of ten children, Tulsa was raised in Dagapela of Southern Bhutan by her farmer parents. She is one among the thousands of Bhutanese of Nepali origin, who were uprooted from their home and hearth. Having fled the country in January 1992, she lived in exile in Nepal for seventeen years. She, her husband, and their two children have since resettled and have been residents of the United States of America here since September 2008. Her passion for writing, along with her specializations in Sociology and Political Science, allowed her to write this book. She hopes this book will be of special interest to not only the whole former refugee community now scattered across the world, but also to those responsible for relocation and settlement in America and other countries. Apart from her full-time job, Tulsa enjoys reading, cooking, listening to music, yoga, and occasional knitting, as well as spending time with the community elders to converse in English, the language of their new home.

Uprooted

Second Edition

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Author: Khetam Dahi

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 149077095X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 174

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Khetam Dahi captures the often-ignored voices and painful experiences of Syrian migrant children and their families. In a simple yet honest and powerful prose, Dahi, through the eyes of a child turning adolescent, narrates the everyday existence of immigrant and working-class families. Although the family faces extreme hardships, the love for each other and determination to succeed served as a catalyst to infuse them with optimism and a love for life. Her inspirational journey of breaking through despite all obstacles certainly lets readers vicariously experience her joy, sorrow, regrets, hopes, dreams, goals, disappointments and success. Dahis artfully weaved narratives provide young adult learners the opportunity to become personally enmeshed in the stories, but most importantly, it creates a space where students can feel free to relate, relive and learn. ___ Nancy Ramirez, Associate Professor Khetam Dahis journey from Syria to America was definitely fascinating, heroic, and intriguing. Bravo to her and her family for moving forward even though many obstacles got in the way. Her story is very inspiring. ___ Dr. Linda Elias Dahi, in her republication of Uprooted, accurately portrays the fears, joys, excitement, and triumphs of an immigrant to America. She gives a first-hand, unique picture of the difficulties of learning a new language and culture. The exercises in the book will also aid ESL students in recounting their own personal stories and growing as second-language readers and writers. ___ Nathan Warner, Associate Professor Khetam Dahis book, Uprooted, is a journal of her emigration from Syria to the United States, which comes straight from the heart. Her story compels readers to reminisce about their own initiation into a new and strange culture. Her personal anecdotes bring emotions to the surface. The reader is able to relate to the universal loss of childhood innocence to the jolting realization of an entirely new, sometimes frightening and sometimes hilarious, foray into the future. Khetams adventures assist students of all ages and backgrounds in comprehending that while cultural adjustments may be painfully jarring, such difficulties can be common to all people in such circumstances. Her story is evidence that success can be achieved through a sprinkle of good luck along with diligence and perseverance. ___ Arleta Roberts, 25-year teacher of English language students and a life-long learner

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How 3,000 Years of Jewish Civilisation in the Arab World Vanished Overnight

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Author: Lyn Julius

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781910383643

Category: Jewish refugees

Page: 368

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"Cover" -- "Front Matter" -- "Title Page" -- "Contents" -- "A Note on Terminology" -- "Foreword" -- "Introduction" -- "Preface" -- "Chapter 1" -- "Over a Millennium before Islam" -- "Chapter 2" -- "The Myth of Peaceful Coexistence" -- "Chapter 3" -- "The European Colonnial Revolution" -- "Chapter 4 " -- "The Legacy of the Nazi Era" -- "Chapter 5" -- "A Virulent Nationalism" -- "Chapter 6" -- "What Came First: Anti-Semitism or Anti-Zionism?" -- "Chapter 7" -- "Jewish Refugee: Forgotten No More?" -- "Chapter 8" -- "'My House is Your House'" -- "Chapter 9" -- "Mizrahi Wars of Politics and Culture" -- "Chapter 10" -- "Myths, Lies and Omissions" -- "Chapter 11" -- "The Quest for Justice for Indigenous Peoples" -- "Appendices" -- "Bibliography

Uprooted - A Vietnamese Family's Journey, 1935-1975

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Author: David Lucas

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 131286933X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: N.A

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The ancient Vietnamese life in which Tung was raised is being torn apart. It is not enough to work hard and grow rice anymore. Now every farmer in Mai Dong has to pick a side: The French or the Communists. "They are going to murder your father." Intelligence, humility and graft made Que an honorable figure in Mai Dong. His values ensured the family's survival through famine and flood. They will not protect him against the Communists, who need class-enemy victims for their land reform campaign. Tung becomes protector and provider for the family, who struggle to stick together as World War Two, the French Indochinese War, and the American War tear his country apart over forty years. Vietnam becomes the battleground for the cold war. Decisions made in Paris, Washington, Moscow and Peking force three generations of Tung's family to risk their lives just to survive in the changing landscape. Based on a true story, Uprooted is an uplifting saga that spans three generations of a Vietnamese family.

The Uprooted

Improving Humanitarian Responses to Forced Migration

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Author: Susan F. Martin,Patricia Weiss Fagen,Kari Jorgensen

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9780739110836

Category: Political Science

Page: 294

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The Uprooted is the first volume to methodically examine the progress and persistent shortcomings of the current humanitarian regime. The authors, all experts in the field of forced migration, describe the organizational, political, and conceptual shortcomings that are creating the gaps and inefficiencies of international and national agencies to reach entire categories of forced migrants. They make policy-based recommendations to improve international, regional, national, and local responses in areas including organization, security, funding, and durability of response.

Words of the Uprooted

Jewish Immigrants in Early Twentieth-Century America

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Author: Robert A. Rockaway

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 1501724630

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 256

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American Jewish leaders, many of German extraction, created the Industrial Removal Office (IRO) in 1901 in order to disperse unemployed Jewish immigrants from New York City to smaller Jewish communities throughout the United States. The IRO was designed to help refugees from persecution in the Pale of Russia find jobs and community support and, secondarily, to reduce the Manhattan ghettoes and minimize antisemitism. In twenty-one years, the IRO distributed seventy-nine thousand East European Jews to over fifteen hundred cities and towns, including Chino, California; Des Moines, Iowa; and Pensacola, Florida. Wherever they went, these twice-displaced immigrants wrote letters to the IRO's main office. Robert A. Rockaway has selected, and translated from Yiddish, letters that describe the immigrants' new surroundings, work conditions, and living situations, as well as letters that give voice to typical tensions between the immigrants and their benefactors. Rockaway introduces the letters with an essay on conditions in the Pale and on early American Jewish attempts to assist emigrants.

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A Hitler Legacy

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Author: Dorit Bader Whiteman

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0738212075

Category: History

Page: 464

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Whiteman, who escaped from Nazi-occupied Austria with her family, is now a clinical psychologist in New York. Her impassioned, riveting study of the Jews who managed to leave Germany and Austria before Hitler implemented mass executions and death camps is based partly on interviews with 190 escapees. She tells the incredible story of the Kindertransport operation, which took 10,000 Jewish children from Nazi-occupied countries to England by train and ferry. Adolf Eichmann, then an emigration official, disdainfully approved this mass exodus. We learn of the formidable barriers escapees faced in getting out, of horrid or supportive foster homes, of the trauma and pain of being forcibly uprooted. Many escapees endured years of poverty before re-establihsing themselves. Whiteman rejects Hannah Arendt's thesis that German Jews' cultural assimilation led to their political blindness in a "fool's paradise." This is a distinctive contribution to Holocaust literature.