Sheila Fitzpatrick: Mischka's War

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Drawing on her skills as a historian and as a memoirist, Sheila Fitzpatrick recounts the story of her late husband's extraordinary journey through Europe in the 1940s. Mischka's War (I.B. Tauris) follows the young Mischka Danos across the war-torn continent, dodging conscription into the Waffen SS, narrowly escaping death in the fire bombing of Dresden and living as a displaced person in occupied Germany before emigrating to New York. Reconstructing his path from a rich seam of diaries and letters, Mischka's War is both an act of scholarship and a labour of love.

Fitzpatrick will be in conversation with Daniel Soar, senior editor at the London Review of Books.