Prague, Summer of 1938. The last days of the city in peace. Here live the young historian and expert in American studies KŠthe Spiegel and her mother Clara. KŠthe is the daughter of the well-known law professor Ludwig Spiegel, who fosters her academic ambitions at an early age. The Jewish family has Sudeten German roots. Ludwig Spiegel is an early fighter of anti-Semitic tendencies within the academic staff at Prague University and functions as spokesperson for the Sudeten German population. He passes away in 1926.
After a two year research fellowship in the US and a respected publication, KŠthe Spiegel is rejected a position at Praque University, she has been trying to gain. Like already happened in recent years, Germans NS ideology strikes a chord within PragueŐs University staff.
After the annexation of the Sudetenland to the Third Reich, KŠthe Spiegel tries to leave Prague through the help of her former American University colleagues. An exchange of letters documents KŠthe Spiegels story.
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