Author(s): Marianne Meyerhoff
This is the unique story of a Holocaust friendship and its precious legacy for the daughter of a survivor. Richly illustrated with photos, mementos, and letters preserving a prominent German Jewish family's history, this moving memoir recounts how Lotte Meyerhoff's three best friends, none of them Jewish, risked their lives under the Nazis to save these objects and sent them to her after the war. Lotte had escaped from an internment camp, making her way to the U.S. as the sole survivor of her family. Written by her daughter, Marianne, "Four Girls from Berlin" vividly describes what life was like in Hitler's Germany and celebrates the unseverable bonds of friendship. Marianne Meyerhoff (Los Angeles, CA) is a writer, director, and producer of both television and feature films. She worked with Steven Spielberg as an interviewer for the Shoah Foundation's oral history project, "Survivors of the Shoah".
Marianne Meyerhoff is a writer, director, and producer of both television and feature films. She worked with Steven Spielberg as an interviewer for the Shoah Foundation's oral history project, Survivors of the Shoah.
Acknowledgments.Prologue.1 Glimpses of a Shattered Past.2 The Past Disinterred.3 Benny and Daddy.4 Hands across the Holocaust.5 A Tale of Til.6 Erica in Berlin.7 Lotte's Love.8 Rena.9 London.10 Rena's Class and the Voyage of the St. Louis.11 A New Direction.12 "Wiedersehen," Not Good-bye.13 The Family Namgalies.14 An Interview with Jochen.15 An Interview with Erica.16 Heidelberg.Epilogue.