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THE MIRACLE GAME.

25-2-16. Josef Skvorecky,s Death. So Soon after That of Vaclav Havel. Was a Big Jolt to Me. My First Venture into Czech Literature. Was His Lieutenant Boruvka Detective Books. Obtained from the Sheffield Central Library.

Traveling Through Time with his Danny Smiricky Character. History Took Me through the Second World War, his Love of Jazz. Plus Skvorecky Stories in Canada. Where Josef was Now Exiled with his Novelist Wife.

The Miracle Game, by Skvorecky. Evolves around a Miracle. Which the Government & Secret Services. Does Everything to Disprove. Danny Now a Teacher. Is Seduced by one of his Students. She Uses Every Trick in the Book. She Finally Hooks Her Bait !.

Skvorecky,s Character,s are Always very Strong. The Wise, Gellen. Father Doufal. A Farmer. Who See,s the Light to be a Priest. Then there is Laura, a True Communist Party Member. Plus Suzi a Torch Singer.

Book Traces the Soviet Invasion. Visits Vienna & Connington, USA. The Czech Countryside Where Time Stands Stil…

PAVEL HAAS.

31-1-16. Today is the First UK Academic Conference on Pavel Haas. At the Cardiff University, School of Music. Point was raised that Haas was Overshadowed by the Holocaust. My View is that Pavel Haas,s Music, is that Good. It Stands Alone on its Own Merit.

He will Alway,s be Linked with Terezin & The Holocaust. His Time in Terezin. The Music He Composed. He was Seen in Film. Taking a Bow. After the Hans Krasa Opera " Brundibar ". The Propaganda Film " The Fuhrer Gives the Jews a City ". Directed By German Jew, Kurt Gerrom. Film was used by the Nazi,s. To Deceive a Swiss Red Cross Visit. After the Film. A Great number of Jews. Were Transported to Auschwitz - Birkenau. Which Included Haas & Friend Conductor, Karel Ancerl. Ancerl was in Line to Be Gassed. Pavel Haas Feigned Coughing. Haas was Deemed to be Weak. As Regards Work Duty. Haas Replaced Ancerl in the Gas Chamber. Ancerl Survived. To Tell The Tale. Plus He Divorced His Wife, Sonia Jakobson. So She …