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Holding the Fort | Biography

Toni Strasburg

Activists Rusty and Hilda Bernstein were arrested following the 1960 State of Emergency and held without trial. Toni, at sixteen was left to look after her younger siblings. Hilda kept a diary of her time in detention of letters, drawings, poems, plays and menus she made to keep the others entertained. Years later, Toni pieces together her mother’s diary, her father's writing and her own recollection, trying to make sense of this time. Holding the Fort is the heart-breaking story of a family.

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Holding the Fort | Biography

Author: Toni Strasburg
Category: Biography
ISBN: 9780795709128
Date Released: 20 May 2019
Price (incl. VAT): R 290.00
Format: Soft cover, 224pp

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Toni Strasburg

Toni Strasburg left South Africa in exile with her parents in the 1960s after the Rivonia Trial. She is a filmmaker and has documented apartheid-era wars in...


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