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With just one suitcase

With just one suitcase

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This is a true story about two boys, Istvan and Frici, who live two kilometres but worlds apart in Romania. One is Catholic, one is Jewish. Yet when the Second World War breaks out, the familiar world with its clear divisions disintegrates. On their parallel journeys, both young men leave their families and homeland to an uncertain future for a shot at freedom in Australia.

This epic book, spanning two continents, recounts the story of three generations of two families whose lives unexpectedly intersect in their adopted country. Beautifully capturing the loss faced when war dislocates families, it also tells of the struggles and challenges of starting anew and adapting to a different way of life.



Author: Cheryl Koenig
Publisher: Wild Dingo Press
Published: 06/19/2015
Pages: 310
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.71lbs
Size: 8.00h x 5.25w x 0.65d
ISBN: 9780987178589

About the Author
Koenig, Cheryl: - "Cheryl Koenig OAM, is a Sydney-based writer and motivational speaker. With Just One Suitcase is her fourth book - the family's memoir - and is Cheryl's homage to her father, Frici, and her father-in-law, Istvan; and her belief in the importance of history in understanding ourselves. Her previous publications are Paper Cranes (2008), The Courage to Care (2007) and There's always hope: just alter the dreams (2006). In 2009 she was named NSW Woman of the Year, and in 2015 received the Medal of the Order of Australia for service to people with disabilities, their families and carers. Her involvement with disability services arose out of caring and advocacy for her son who was severely injured in a vehicle accident. Cheryl continues to volunteer her time to improve health care services, which she combines with her passion for writing. Cheryl has developed a high profile as a speaker to a diversity of organisations and audiences from community groups to being a keynote speaker at the University of New South Wales Graduation Ceremony. Since the release of With Just One Suitcase, Cheryl has been devoting much of her talks on multicultural Australia and what it means to be Australian in a rapidly changing and uncertain world."

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