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The Tennis Champion Who Escaped the Nazis

Felice Hardy / Toni Green
In 1930 at the age of twenty-seven Liesl Herbst was the Austrian National Tennis Champion a celebrity in Vienna. Liesl her husband David and their daughter Dorli came to Britain after escaping the Nazis._x000D_In London though initially stripped of their Austrian passports and rendered stateless aliens both Liesl and her daughter Dorli competed at Wimbledon. They remain the only mother and daughter ever to have played doubles together at Wimbledon._x000D_This moving story of escape and survival is told by Liesl’s grand-daughter Dorli’s daughter. Some of the story the author heard first-hand from her grandmother; the rest she has meticulously researched over many years in four countries. It is as much a search for the author’s own identity as for her own children and grandchildren to ensure that their remarkable family history is never lost again. _x000D_This is a story of survival against terrible odds an inspiring tale of resilience and hope.

  • Published by Boldwood
  • Fiction/Non-FictionNon Fiction
  • Genre Biography
  • Target Audience Adult
  • Released 3rd July 2023
  • Duration 08 Hrs. 48 Mins.
  • ISBN 9781802471618