Long Time Passing: History of a Jewish Family

He came to America seeking freedom. He went to war to give it to others.
Germany, 1934: Dr. Hans Cohn sees a frightening future in a country run by Nazis. With Hitler in power and anti-Semitism on the rise, the young Jewish physician and his fiancée Hilde flee to America. Out of money but full of hope, they leave New York City and at last find refuge in the growing arts mecca of Woodstock, NY.
As the world around them creeps closer to war, Hans and Hilde devote their energies to helping relatives escape almost certain death. But when the U.S. enters the conflict, Hans knows what he must do: enlist in the Army to fight for all those who couldn’t make it out in time.
Told through photographs, Hans’s own letters from the war, and recorded interviews with Hilde, Ruth C. Howard meticulously documents her family’s extraordinary journey. Her story is a must-read for anyone seeking a detailed account of the complicated and compelling immigrant experience.

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