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Ilse Doerry

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Ilse Doerry left Germany in 1948 to join her aunt and grandmother in England. She returned to Germany in 1953 to marry Jürgen Doerry, a judge, with whom she had three children.

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2004

Thursday, 4 March 2004

My Wounded Heart by Martin Doerry is the story of his grandmother, Lilli Jahn, a gifted doctor and mother of five. Divorced by her Aryan husband, she was sent to a labour camp in 1942, and from there to Auschwitz in 1944.

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Jonathan Safran Foer discussing his novel Here I Am with Hephzibah Anderson at an out-of-festival event.