The Resource A crime in the family, Sacha Batthyany

A crime in the family, Sacha Batthyany

Label
A crime in the family
Title
A crime in the family
Statement of responsibility
Sacha Batthyany
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Author
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Language
  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
A memoir of brutality, heroism and personal discovery from Europe's dark heart, revealing one of the most extraordinary untold stories of the Second World War. In the spring of 1945, at Rechnitz on the Austrian-Hungarian border, not far from the front lines of the advancing Red Army, Countess Margit Batthyany gave a party in her mansion. The war was almost over, and the German aristocrats and SS officers dancing and drinking knew it was lost. Late that night, they walked down to the village, where 180 enslaved Jewish labourers waited, made them strip naked, and shot them all, before returning to the bright lights of the party. It remained a secret for decades, until Sacha Batthyany, who remembered his great-aunt Margit only vaguely from his childhood as a stern, distant woman, began to ask questions about it. A Crime in the Family is Sacha Batthyany's memoir of confronting these questions, and of the answers he found. It is one of the last untold stories of Europe's nightmare century, spanning not just the massacre at Rechnitz, the inhumanity of Auschwitz, the chaos of wartime Budapest and the brutalities of Soviet occupation and Stalin's gulags, but also the silent crimes of complicity and cover-up, and the damaged generations they leave behind. Told partly through the surviving journals of others from the author's family and the vanished world of Rechnitz, A Crime in the Family is a moving and revelatory memoir in the vein of The Hare with the Amber Eyes and The House by the Lake. It uncovers barbarity and tragedy but also a measure of peace and reconciliation. Ultimately, Batthyany discovers that although his inheritance might be that of monsters, he does not bear it alone
Accompanying matter
technical information on music
Cataloging source
PLAYA
Dewey number
940.53/1809436
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
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LC call number
D804.195
LC item number
.B3813 2017d
Literary text for sound recordings
  • biography
  • history
Music parts
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PerformerNote
  • Read by Christopher Oxford
  • Read by Karen Cass
Target audience
adult
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A crime in the family, Sacha Batthyany
Label
A crime in the family, Sacha Batthyany
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Copyright
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  • Title from Playaway label
  • Originally released by Hachette Audio ℗2017
  • Release date supplied by publisher
  • Issued on Playaway, a dedicated audio media player
  • One set of earphones and one AAA battery required for listening
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  • other
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  • nz
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
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Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
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Dimensions
3 3/8 x 2 1/8 in.
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Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 audio media player (8.25 hr.)
Form of item
direct electronic
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781549112867
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Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
other
Media category
  • audio
  • unmediated
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
  • n
Other physical details
digital, HD audio
Publisher number
36362
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
other
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other
System control number
(OCoLC)1004337983
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