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Eva Figes

Eva Figes was born in Berlin and came to England with her family just before the outbreak of the Second World War. She has lived in London ever since. She is the author of fourteen works of fiction and six works of non-fiction, including the feminist classic Patriarchal Attitudes and Tales of Innocence and Experience.


Journey To Nowhere

Eva Figes

Eva Figes and her family fled the horror of Nazi Germany when Eva was only six, forced to leave behind them friends, relatives and their housemaid, Edith. Ten years later, Edith suddenly re-enters their lives. Having miraculously survived wartime Berlin, she had reluctantly emigrated to hostile, volatile Palestine.

Recounting Edith’s story, Figes boldly argues that Israel was a product of US foreign policy and continuing and widespread anti-Semitism. Part memoir, part brave polemic, Journey to Nowhere is both a moving account of post-war displacement and a fierce attack on America’s role in the Middle East.