From Deportation to Prison:The Politics of Immigration Enforcement in Post-Civil Rights America Patrisia Macías-Rojas
Susan Cernyak-Spatz was born in Vienna in 1922. In the following 23 years, she experienced many of the terrors of her fellow European Jews: early Nazi oppression in Berlin; post-Anschluss Vienna; Nazi occupied Prague; and deportation to Theresienstadt in 1942. But the true horrors of the Nazi ´´Final Solution´´ awaited her in Birkenau, the woman´s concentration camp where she survived her internment, beginning in January, 1943, for two years. These months of hell were followed by a ´´Death March´´ and incarceration in Ravensbrück from which she and a group of fellow inmates walked away to freedom. As Professor Emerita in German literature at UNC-Charlotte, Dr. Cernyak-Spatz continues to teach and to lecture about the Holocaust. This audiobook is a rare firsthand testament of a Holocaust survivor. Narrated by the author, Susan Cernyak-Spatz. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Susan Cernyak-Spatz. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/023742/bk_acx0_023742_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Author A. R. Boyd takes you on a heart pounding adventure of love, money, commitment, drug smuggling, corruption, prison, heartbreak and deportation. This gripping story walks you step-by-step through the passions of a women caught up in the choices between crime and commitment, loyalty and betrayal, love and lies, security and abandonment spanning over twenty years. Step into her shoes and ask yourself how far you would go for love and just how far you would go to prove it. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sarah Heddins. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/038209/bk_acx0_038209_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Jim was left in the custody of the League Navy, this story opens with him escaping from his prison cell on the League base on Steren-Gwandra, where he is awaiting deportation back to his home world. He has discovered that Bibs, a crew girl from Captain Garth´s ship, is also a prisoner. Jim holds Garth responsible for the Bishop´s death, and plans to hunt him down, with Bibs´ help. Garth is really the crazed Captain Zennor, head of an army which continually defies League peace treaties, and now plans to invade and conquer the planet Chojecki. The people of Chojecki are pacifists, having no armies and no police. But Garth´s generals decide to attack anyway, since there are no medals for ´´generals who bring back the troops intact´´. Jim must save the people of Chojecki before he can face Garth. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Phil Gigante. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/002781/bk_brll_002781_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
An intimate look at the people ensnared by the US detention and deportation system, the largest in the world On a bright Phoenix morning, Elena Santiago opened her door to find her house surrounded by a platoon of federal immigration agents. Her children screamed as the officers handcuffed her and drove her away. Within hours, she was deported to the rough border town of Nogales, Sonora, with nothing but the clothes on her back. Her two-year-old daughter and 15-year-old son, both American citizens, were taken by the state of Arizona and consigned to foster care. Their mother´s only offense: living undocumented in the United States. Immigrants like Elena, who´ve lived in the United States for years, are being detained and deported at unprecedented rates. Thousands languish in detention centers - often torn from their families - for months or even years. Deportees are returned to violent Central American nations or unceremoniously dropped off in dangerous Mexican border towns. Despite the dangers of the desert crossing, many immigrants will slip across the border again, stopping at nothing to get home to their children. Drawing on years of reporting in the Arizona-Mexico borderlands, journalist Margaret Regan tells their poignant stories. Inside the massive Eloy Detention Center, a for-profit private prison in Arizona, she meets detainee Yolanda Fontes, a mother separated from her three small children. In a Nogales soup kitchen, deportee Gustavo Sanchez, a young father who´d lived in Phoenix since the age of eight, agonizes about the risks of the journey back. Regan demonstrates how increasingly draconian detention and deportation policies have broadened police powers, while enriching a private prison industry whose profits are derived from human suffering. She also documents the rise of resistance, profiling activists and young immigrant ´´Dreamers´´ who are fighting for the rights of the undocumented. Compelling and 1. Language: English. Narrator: Frankie Corzo. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/005415/bk_rand_005415_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
An Ella Lingens - Juristin, Ärztin und Widerstandskämpferin zu erinnern bedeutet auch, die Verflechtung eines individuellen Lebens mit den bedeutsamen zeithistorischen Phänomenen aufzuzeigen. Aus einer bürgerlichen Familie stammend, wandte sie sich im Roten Wien früh der Sozialdemokratischen Partei zu. Im kulturradikalen Kreis um Karl Motesiczky gewann die Psychoanalyse an Bedeutung, später, nach der Machtübernahme der Nationalsozialisten, die in diesem Kontext gegründete antifaschistische Widerstandsgruppe. Daraufhin folgten Denunziation, Verhaftung und Deportation nach Auschwitz, aber Ella Lingens überlebte als nichtjüdische Ärztin den Holocaust. In der Nachkriegszeit erfüllte Ella Lingens neben ihrer beruflichen Tätigkeit als leitende Mitarbeiterin im Sozialministerium unermüdlich eine Reihe von wesentlichen Aufgaben: Als ´´Zeugin der Anklage´´ brachte sie die Kraft auf, 1964/65 im Auschwitz-Prozess auszusagen, als Zeitzeugin ging sie in Schulen und zu LehrerInnenseminaren. Ihr 1947 verfasster autobiografischer Bericht ´´Prisoners of Fear (deutsch: ´´Gefangene der Angst.´´ Wien 2003) ist ein Klassiker der frühen analytischen Literatur zum KZ-System und ein Meilenstein der Erinnerungsliteratur. Zum 100. Geburtstag von Ella Lingens nahmen WissenschafterInnen Bezug auf wichtige Stationen ihres bewegten und inhaltserfüllten Lebens, um diese mit aktuellen Forschungsfragen und -ergebnissen zu ergänzen. Die Dokumentation der Tagungsbeiträge wurde ergänzt durch Interviews, Originaltexte und Archivmaterial.
By the winner of The Journey Prize, and inspired by a real incident, The Boat People is a gripping and morally complex novel about a group of refugees who survive a perilous ocean voyage to reach Canada - only to face the threat of deportation and accusations of terrorism in their new land. When the rusty cargo ship carrying Mahindan and 500 fellow refugees reaches the shores of British Columbia, the young father is overcome with relief: he and his six-year-old son can finally put Sri Lanka´s bloody civil war behind them and begin new lives. Instead, the group is thrown into prison, with government officials and news headlines speculating that hidden among the ´´boat people´´ are members of a terrorist militia. As suspicion swirls and interrogation mounts, Mahindan fears the desperate actions he took to survive and escape Sri Lanka now jeopardize his and his son´s chances for asylum. Told through the alternating perspectives of Mahindan; his lawyer Priya, who reluctantly represents the migrants; and Grace, a third-generation Japanese-Canadian adjudicator who must decide Mahindan´s fate, The Boat People is a high-stakes novel that offers a deeply compassionate lens through which to view the current refugee crisis. Inspired by real events, with vivid scenes that move between the eerie beauty of northern Sri Lanka and combative refugee hearings in Vancouver, where life and death decisions are made, Sharon Bala´s stunning debut is an unforgettable and necessary story for our times. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Athena Karkanis. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/prhc/000055/bk_prhc_000055_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The haunted mind of a brave patriot; a bitter betrayal by the Third Reich, soothed by the arms of a forbidden affair. On Either Side is essentially a love story set during World War II between a young German SS Officer, Karl Wulf, and an English nurse Brenda King. The couple meet late in the book when Karl is wounded at the Battle for Caen and brought to a British Field Hospital on the outskirts of the city. Before this Karl is awarded the Knight´s Cross for courage and loyalty to the Reich demonstrated on the Eastern Front, and is assigned by Heinrich Himmler for rest and recuperation to the Sobibor death camp in a benign role to convalesce for a few weeks before being sent back to active service. Here he discovers the true purpose of the camp and is appalled and mentally scarred by the genocide he witnesses. With the help of another guard at the camp he plans a successful escape of a small group of Jewish prisoners. However, he is suspected of collusion with the escape and so sent back to Berlin. But Himmler admires the qualities of Karl, his bravery and conscientiousness, and adopts him briefly as a confidante before being reunited with his Sobibor co-conspirator and being sent to Limoges in Vichy France to take over command of an SS field base at Masset Farm in Oradour-sur-Glane (village infamous for the Oradour massacre). With the onset of the D-Day invasion, Karl´s orders are changed and he is sent to Paris, under the supervision of the German hierarchy, to root out Jews hiding in the city for deportation to the death camps. But his conscience couldn´t entertain such orders and so, before he leaves for Paris, he arranges an escape route, with the help of a local priest, for Jews from Paris to a temporary safe house at Oradour en route to freedom in Spain. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rebecca McKernan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/106353/bk_acx0_106353_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.