De Waal, Edmund.
Wonderfully written family history of an art collecting European Jewish family in the 19th Century. From Paris to Vienna, De Waal captures, in elegant prose, the lives of his ancestors. From the ever increasing rise of anti-Semitism, to the eventual full-on Nazi onslaught, the unifying historical thread is a collection of netsuke carvings that become the only surviving link between the past and today.
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