The Final Exam: The Life And Loves Of American Medical Students
Rita Wynne-HerzigISBN: 1413448410;
Book DescriptionThe Final Exam is an undocumented chronicle of American Medical students studying in Vienna from 1932-38, as Hitler was building his Trojan government and taking over Austria. Because of a quota system in America, which accepted limited numbers of Jews in medical schools, those who wanted to study medicine, had to seek other avenues, some in notoriously anti-semitic countries, where for the price of a steamship ticket and a college diploma, acceptance was assured. Despite shocking terrorist activities by the Nazis, students learned to fight back or else their hopes for a medical career would end. In a life of rich contrasts, students grasped at impassioned love affairs to ameliorate the impending doom. Our hero, Fred Reiner,is young, handsome, with a strong earthy nature, whose sexual magnetism attracts desirable women from all levels of society. This does not detract from his sense of justice which makes him a true hero in his attempt to save lives and...
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