Author(s): Freya Klier (tr Jenny Rawlings)
Promised New Zealand is the true tale of refugees who fled Nazi terror in Europe for a safe haven on the opposite side of the world
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Born in 1950 in Dresden, Freya Klier is a filmmaker and author with a long history of political activism. In 1968, she was sentenced to 16 months' imprisonment when her attempt to flee East Germany failed. In 1980, she co-founded the German Democratic Republic (GDR) peace movement and in 1988 was arrested with other civil rights activists, stripped of her citizenship and compelled to leave the one-party communist state. Today she lives in Berlin and has written many books on wartime Europe.
Part I: 1930-1938; Part II: 1939-1945; Part III: 1946-1948; Epilogue; Index.