An Intricate collage

Roth, Marianne


A memoir describing the German Jewish experience prior to WW2 and her life after she escaped to Australia, alone, aged nineteen.


Marianne Roth was born in 1920 in Upper Silesia. Her story encompasses much of the German-Jewish experience in the 20th Century, its social and intellectual prominence, and the inexorable rise of Nazism that swept it away. She describes her idyllic childhood that came to an end in the ‘30s and her escape, alone, to Australia, aged nineteen. In spite of the loneliness and hardships, a new life is forged. And throughout her life, the love and practice of art has nourished and sustained her. A community and life-style that no longer exists is deftly captured in these pages.