Nightmare’s Fairy Tale: A Young Refugee’s Home Fronts, 1938-1948

by Korman, Gerd; Published by University of Wisconsin Press (2005)

Korman movingly recounts his childhood years as a refugee in war-ravaged Europe…. The young adult who emerged was a collage of disjointed personas: an American Jew eager to embrace his new home, an immigrant who never shed the traces of his foreign accent, and a historian eager to tell the story that defines him, his family, and his people.—Publishers Weekly The Korman family scattered from a Polish refugee camp just before WWII. The father sailed to Cuba on the ill-fated St. Louis; the mother left for the United States after sending her two sons on a Kindertransport.