One hundred miracles : a memoir of music and survival

One hundred miracles : a memoir of music and survival
Růžičková, Zuzana, 1927-2017
  • Item Type: Book - 786.4 RUZI
  • Published: 2019
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"The remarkable memoir of Zuzana Ružicková, Holocaust survivor and world-famous harpsichordist. Zuzana Růžičková grew up in 1930s Czechoslovakia dreaming of two things: Johann Sebastian Bach and the piano. But her peaceful, melodic childhood was torn apart when, in 1939, the Nazis invaded. Uprooted from her home, transported from Auschwitz to Hamburg to Bergen-Belsen, bereaved, starved, and afflicted with crippling injuries to her musician's hands, the teenage Zuzana faced a series of devastating defeats. Yet with every truck and train ride, a small slip of paper printed with her favourite piece of Bach's music became her talisman."--

Related Subjects

Harpsichordists--Czechoslovakia--Biography.
Holocaust survivors--Czechoslovakia--Biography.
Jewish musicians--Czechoslovakia--Biography.

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ISBN:

9781408896808 (paperback)

ISBN:

140889680X (paperback)

Personal Author:

Růžičková, Zuzana, 1927-2017,

Title:

One hundred miracles : a memoir of music and survival / Zuzana Růžičková ; with Wendy Holden.

Variant title:

100 miracles

Publication Info:

London : Bloomsbury Publishing, 2019.

Publication Info:

©2019

Physical description:

x, 344 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some colour), portraits (some colour) ; 24 cm.

Content Type:

text

Content Type:

still image

Media Type:

unmediated

Carrier Type:

volume

Series Statement:

(Perspectives on the Holocaust)

General Note:

Includes index.

Contents:

1. Sibiu, Transylvania, 1960 -- 2. Plzen, 1927 -- 3. Prague, 1949 -- 4. Prague, 1938 -- 5. Ostrava, 1954 -- 6. Terezin, 1942 -- 7. Munich, 1956 -- 8. Auschwitz II-Birkenau, 1943 -- 9. Paris, 1965 -- 10. Hamburg, 1944 -- 11. Jindrichuv Hradec, Czechoslovakia, 1968 -- 12. Bergen-Belsen, 1945 -- 13. Plzen, 1945 -- 14. Prague, 1989.

Personal subject:

Růžičková, Zuzana, 1927-2017.

Subject term:

Harpsichordists--Czechoslovakia--Biography.

Subject term:

Holocaust survivors--Czechoslovakia--Biography.

Subject term:

Jewish musicians--Czechoslovakia--Biography.

Genre index term:

Autobiographies.

Added Entry-Personal Name:

Holden, Wendy, 1961-

Series Added Entry-Uniform Title:

Perspectives on the Holocaust.

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