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ISBN:1743109105
Author: Deidre Rubenstein,Diane Armstrong
ISBN13: 978-1743109106
Title: The Voyage of Their Life
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Language: English
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Publisher: Bolinda Audio; Unabridged edition (March 26, 2012)

The Voyage of Their Life by Deidre Rubenstein,Diane Armstrong



Diane Armstrong (Author), Deidre Rubenstein (Reader). For me, apart from the rare opportunity to learn more of the experiences of migrants before me, the book provided memories of places, customs and events I and my parents, or my in-laws actually experienced. My in-laws actually departed for Australia on a similar unseaworthy boat from Marseilles a few months before the Derna sailed, and the privations and difficulties described in "The Voyage of Their Life" are very similar in many ways to their experiences.

Personal Name: Armstrong, Diane, 1939-. Publication, Distribution, et. Sydney, NSW On this site it is impossible to download the book, read the book online or get the contents of a book. The administration of the site is not responsible for the content of the site. The data of catalog based on open source database. All rights are reserved by their owners. Download book The voyage of their life : the story of the SS Derna and its passengers, Diane Armstrong.

Now Armstrong has recreated the journey and tracked down as many survivors as she could. It's a long story, mostly narrative, but Deidre Rubenstein's energetic reading keeps it moving. She gives each word its due and enlivens conversations and life stories, many of them harrowing. The voyage of the DERNA and her passengers may be an unfamiliar tale to most but consider this audio a great opportunity to learn. c) AudioFile 2004, Portland, Maine. Your browser does not support the audio element.

Through their recollections and memorabilia, as well as archival documents, she has recreated the voyage and traced what became of their hopes and dreams. The result is the unique portrayal of a migrant ship and its passengers.

Written by Diane Armstrong, narrated by Deidre Rubenstein. Through their recollections and memorabilia, as well as archival documents, she has recreated the voyage and traced what became of their hopes and dreams. An important boo. ritten with compassion and understanding.

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Narrator: Deidre Rubenstein. Genres: History, Biography & Memoir. Diane Armstrong was born in Poland and emigrated to Australia with her parents in 1948. A freelance journalist, her work has been published in newspapers and magazines in Australia, the United Kingdom, Canada, Hong Kong, Holland, Hungary, Poland, New Zealand, and South Africa, and she has won a number of international prizes for her articles. She lives in Sydney, Australia.

In August 1948, 545 passengers boarded an overcrowded, clapped-out vessel in Marseilles to face an uncertain future in Australia and New Zealand. They came from displaced persons camps in Germany, death camps in Poland, labour camps in Hungary, gulags in Siberia and stony Aegean islands. There were those who had been hunted by the Nazis and those who had welcomed them; those who had followed the Communists and those who had fled them. Diane Armstrong set sail on the Derna with her parents when she was nine years old. Like a detective searching for clues, she has located over a hundred of the passengers. Through their recollections and memorabilia, as well as archival documents, she has recreated the voyage and traced what became of their hopes and dreams. The result is the unique portrayal of a migrant ship and its passengers.
Reviews: 6
I_LOVE_228
What an impressive work is this book. It starts in 1948, by gathering together, and explaining the circumstance, of numerous people for whom WW 11 had been a prolonged wakeful nightmare, such as many readers will struggle to credit; but their stories are true. Most of the characters are assisted passengers on a chartered emigrant ship bound from the Mediterranean to Australia, but the captain and some members of the crew are included, as are escorts. The first part of the book, which I initially took to be the entire story, covers the voyage with its considerable hardships and acrimonious encounters between former enemies and suspect allies. This part alone would have been a good read, but there is much more, for the author, herself a child passenger on that ship, has done an amazing job of following up what became of many of the passengers in the subsequent decades.. At times this book reads more like a novel than a documentary, and it takes the occasional personal input from the author to remind one that these stories are true - that the people were real., the events actually happened
Ffrlel
Very highly recommended firstly for Australians of European origin, who, or whose parents, migrated to Australia after the second world war, and secondly for all interested in the background to post-war European migration, in the difficulties faced and largely overcome by migrants in that era,or in the recent history of our country and of the people who helped to make it what it is today.

This reviewer is in the first category, having arrived as a child from Europe in the 1950s, later than the subjects of Diane Armstrong's well-researched narrative. For me, apart from the rare opportunity to learn more of the experiences of migrants before me, the book provided memories of places, customs and events I and my parents, or my in-laws actually experienced. My in-laws actually departed for Australia on a similar unseaworthy boat from Marseilles a few months before the Derna sailed, and the privations and difficulties described in "The Voyage of Their Life" are very similar in many ways to their experiences.

The rating of 4 stars, or even 4 1/2 if it were available, is given for the amount of research undertaken by the author and for the social and historical significance of the data, which would otherwise have been lost, had Diane Armstrong not recorded it.
Cae
I first saw this book in the residence of people exhibiting their garden to the public. It looked well used and a quick thumb through aroused my interest. Having now read about half I find I cant put it down easily but the demands for my time dictate.I would suggest to all those interested in the plight of civilians caught up in world war two should read it.
Gann
Enjoyed the read. But found it difficult to keep up with all the names & families.
OCARO
I enjoyed this book and felt that I knew the characters.Enjoyed the first half but not so much the second.
Yla
For me this was fascinating as my family also came to Aus. by ship though I think a slightly
better one than this. A spotlight on the early post-war immigration and the ignorance of
Govt. regards putting people of different backgrounds and political persuasions together
on a crowded vessel.