Escape to Virginia

Escape to Virginia

From Nazi Germany to Thalhimer's Farm

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"Jewish teenagers Eva and Töpper desperately searched for an escape from the stranglehold of 1930s Nazi Germany. They studied agriculture at the Gross Breesen Institute and hoped to secure visas to gain freedom from the tyranny around them. Richmond department store owner William B. Thalhimer created a safe haven on a rural Virginia farm where Eva and Töpper would find refuge"--Page 4 of cover.
Publisher: Charleston, SC : The History Press, 2015
ISBN: 9781626199125
Branch Call Number: 940.5318 Gi
Description: 252 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm


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Escape to Virginia: From Nazi Germany to Thalhimer’s Farm

When I was a child, Thalhimer’s meant shopping—Christmas shopping in Richmond. It was one of the last grand old department stores before shopping malls took over, and it got itself gussied up for the holidays. We might come home with bars of marzipan or hermit crabs but always with stars in our eyes. (more)

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The true story of two Jewish teenagers who were among many to find a refuge from Nazi Germany at a farm owned by Richmond department store magnate William B. Thalhimer.

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