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A Second Life: Aprica to salvation in Switzerland 1943

aprica to salvation bookThis book tells the story of more than 200 foreign Jews who had been in interned in the small Italian town of Aprica who fled successfully over the Italian-Swiss border. 

After graduating from the University of Auckland with a Master's degree in Physics in 1961, a scholarship took Alan Poletti to the University of Oxford, England. Following post doctoral research in Oxford and then at Brookhaven National Laboratory, he became a Staff Scientist at the Lockheed Palo Alto Laboratory before returning to the University of Auckland to take up the Chair in Nuclear Physics which he held for thirty years until his retirement in 1999. He was one of the first New Zealand scientists to carry out collaborative research about the Jews interned in Aprica.

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