Book Launch in London: Mischka’s War by Sheila Fitzpatrick

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You are warmly invited to the launch of ‘Mischka’s War: A Story of Survival from War-Torn Europe to New York’ at the London Review Bookshop on 30th June 2017.


Drawing on her skills as a historian and as a memoirist, Sheila Fitzpatrick will recount 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 on 30th June at 7PM. Tickets cost £10 and must be booked online: