'Survival in Paradise' Recounts Journey From War-Torn Holland to the Caribbean

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In 1942, Manfred Wolf and his family escaped Nazi-occupied Holland, ending up on Curacao, an island in the southern Caribbean Sea. In his new memoir "Survival in Paradise: Sketches from a Refugee Life in Curacao," Wolf describes the challenges of coping with displacement and loss in the aftermath of world war.


Manfred Wolf, author and professor emeritus of English at San Francisco State University