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Published by Makor Jewish Community Library in Caulfield South, Vic .
Written in English


  • Cooper, Leo, -- 1922-,
  • Jews -- Australia -- Biography,
  • Immigrants -- Australia -- Biography,
  • College teachers -- Australia -- Biography,
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Personal narratives

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementLeo Cooper ; foreword by Christopher Wallace-Crabbe.
GenreBiography, Personal narratives
Series"Write your story" collection
ContributionsMakor Jewish Community Library.
LC ClassificationsDS135.A883 C66 2005
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 331p. [10] p. of plates :
Number of Pages331
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23635396M
ISBN 101876733543
LC Control Number2009397775

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