Issue Details: First known date: 1997 1997
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'A love story and a detective story, a study of history and of memory, this spellbinding new work explores a son's confrontation with the terror of his parents' childhood. Moving from Poland and Germany to Jerusalem and Melbourne, Mark Raphael Baker travels across the silence of fifty years, through the gates of Auschwitz, and into a dark bunker where a little girl hides in fear. As he returns to scenes of his parents' captivity, he struggles to unveil the mystery of their survival. The Fiftieth Gate is a journey from despair and death towards hope and life; the story of a son who enters his parents' memories and, inside the darkness, finds light.' (Harper Collins)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Sydney, New South Wales,: HarperCollins , 1997 .
      Extent: xiii, 339p.p.
      Description: illus., map
      Note/s:
      • Includes bibliography.
      ISBN: 0732258049

Works about this Work

The Fiftieth Gate : An Australian Case Study in Twentieth-Century 'Popular' Publishing Robin Freeman , 2005 single work essay
— Appears in: TEXT Special Issue Website Series , October no. 4 2005;
'...[This] paper explores the mechanisms by which the Australian publishing subsidiary of an international conglomerate, with its profit imperatives and consequent adoption of risk-averse publishing strategies, created a bestselling book from the unlikely source of a second-generation literary memoir.' - The author.
Generations of Journeys Janis Wilton , 2002 single work criticism
— Appears in: Speaking to Immigrants : Oral Testimony and the History of Australian Migration 2002; (p. 149-169)
The Fiftieth Gate : An Australian Case Study in Twentieth-Century 'Popular' Publishing Robin Freeman , 2005 single work essay
— Appears in: TEXT Special Issue Website Series , October no. 4 2005;
'...[This] paper explores the mechanisms by which the Australian publishing subsidiary of an international conglomerate, with its profit imperatives and consequent adoption of risk-averse publishing strategies, created a bestselling book from the unlikely source of a second-generation literary memoir.' - The author.
Generations of Journeys Janis Wilton , 2002 single work criticism
— Appears in: Speaking to Immigrants : Oral Testimony and the History of Australian Migration 2002; (p. 149-169)
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    Poland,
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    Eastern Europe, Europe,
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    Germany,
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    Western Europe, Europe,
  • Jerusalem,
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    Israel,
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    Middle East, Asia,
  • Melbourne, Victoria,
  • ca. 1939-1990
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