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The German Girl

The German Girl Book
Author : Armando Lucas Correa
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2016-10-18
ISBN : 1501121243
File Size : 21,5 Mb
Language : En, Es, Fr and De

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AN INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER Featured in Entertainment Weekly, People, The Millions, and USA TODAY “An unforgettable and resplendent novel which will take its place among the great historical fiction written about World War II.” —Adriana Trigiani, bestselling author of The Shoemaker's Wife A young girl flees Nazi-occupied Germany with her family and best friend, only to discover that the overseas refuge they had been promised is an illusion in this “engrossing and heartbreaking” (Library Journal, starred review) debut novel, perfect for fans of The Nightingale, Lilac Girls, and The Tattooist of Auschwitz. Berlin, 1939. Before everything changed, Hannah Rosenthal lived a charmed life. But now the streets of Berlin are draped in ominous flags; her family’s fine possessions are hauled away; and they are no longer welcome in the places they once considered home. A glimmer of hope appears in the shape of the St. Louis, a transatlantic ocean liner promising Jews safe passage to Cuba. At first, the liner feels like a luxury, but as they travel, the circumstances of war change, and the ship that was to be their salvation seems likely to become their doom. New York, 2014. On her twelfth birthday, Anna Rosen receives a mysterious package from an unknown relative in Cuba, her great-aunt Hannah. Its contents inspire Anna and her mother to travel to Havana to learn the truth about their family’s mysterious and tragic past. Weaving dual time frames, and based on a true story, The German Girl is a beautifully written and deeply poignant story about generations of exiles seeking a place to call home.

The Daughter s Tale

The Daughter s Tale Book
Author : Armando Lucas Correa
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2019-05-07
ISBN : 1501187953
File Size : 53,6 Mb
Language : En, Es, Fr and De

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From the internationally bestselling author of The German Girl, an unforgettable, “searing” (People) saga exploring a hidden piece of World War II history and the lengths a mother will go to protect her children—perfect for fans of Lilac Girls, We Were the Lucky Ones, and The Alice Network. Seven decades of secrets unravel with the arrival of a box of letters from the distant past, taking readers on a harrowing journey from Nazi-occupied Berlin, to the South of France, to modern-day New York City. Berlin, 1939. The dreams that Amanda Sternberg and her husband, Julius, had for their daughters are shattered when the Nazis descend on Berlin, burning down their beloved family bookshop and sending Julius to a concentration camp. Desperate to save her children, Amanda flees toward the South of France. Along the way, a refugee ship headed for Cuba offers another chance at escape and there, at the dock, Amanda is forced to make an impossible choice that will haunt her for the rest of her life. Once in Haute-Vienne, her brief respite is inter­rupted by the arrival of Nazi forces, and Amanda finds herself in a labor camp where she must once again make a heroic sacrifice. New York, 2015. Eighty-year-old Elise Duval receives a call from a woman bearing messages from a time and country that she forced herself to forget. A French Catholic who arrived in New York after World War II, Elise is shocked to discover that the letters were from her mother, written in German during the war. Her mother’s words unlock a floodgate of memories, a lifetime of loss un-grieved, and a chance—at last—for closure. Based on true events and “breathtakingly threaded together from start to finish with the sound of a beating heart” (The New York Times Book Review), The Daughter’s Tale is an unforgettable family saga of love, survival, and redemption.

The English German Girl

The English German Girl Book
Author : Jake Wallis Simons
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2013-09-01
ISBN : 1628734647
File Size : 43,8 Mb
Language : En, Es, Fr and De

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In this “absolutely compelling” novel, a teenager escapes Berlin on a Kindertransport train—but when WWII begins, she may never see her family again (The Guardian). In 1930s Berlin, choked by the tightening of Hitler’s fist, the Klein family is gradually losing everything that is precious to them. Their fifteen-year-old daughter, Rosa, slips out of Germany on a Kindertransport train to begin a new life in England. Charged with the task of securing a safe passage for her family, she vows that she will not rest until they are safe. But as war breaks out and she loses contact with her parents, Rosa finds herself wondering if there are some vows that can’t be kept. A sweeping tale of love and loss, with the poignant story of the Kindertransport at its heart, this is a meticulously researched historical novel that captures the heartbreaking upheavals of war. “Fascinating and moving.” —Monica Ali “Deftly describes a crumbling Berlin under Hitler’s rule and, intriguingly, the secret societies which helped those in need.” —Scottish Review of Books

The Good German Girl

The Good German Girl Book
Author : Erica M Hogan
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2021-04-11
ISBN : 9781649492029
File Size : 44,5 Mb
Language : En, Es, Fr and De

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Omaha Beach June 6, 1944 When battle-hardened Private Bernie Russell witnesses a fellow soldier shoot a young German boy with his hands up, he's shaken to his very core. Then, as that same boy is dying, he presses a packet of photographs and letters into Bernie's hand and utters three words in English. It must end. After having the letters translated, he discovers they were written by the soldier's twin sister, and the photographs within the packet reveal evidence of Hitler's plan to wipe out the Jews. Berlin, Germany Margot Raskopf is a young art teacher, forced to conform to the education Hitler has designed. Then, when one of her sources with the underground resistance receives a letter for her from an American soldier, she's shocked and filled with renewed hope. But Margot has been harboring a secret. In her house, she hides a young Jewish woman she's known since childhood, risking being discovered by the gestapo with each passing day. As they begin a dangerous correspondence, both Margot and Bernie embark on treacherous journeys. One taking Bernie across Europe and right into Germany. Another taking Margot through the gates of Auschwitz ... and under the scrutiny of Josef Mengele.

The German Girl

The German Girl Book
Author : Lily Lily Graham
Publisher : Bookouture
Release : 2021-01-12
ISBN : 9781838889340
File Size : 35,8 Mb
Language : En, Es, Fr and De

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'Our parents were taken. And if we go home, the Nazis will take us too...' Hamburg 1938. Fifteen-year-old Asta is hurrying home from school with her twin brother Jurgen. The mood in the city is tense - synagogues have been smashed with sledgehammers, and Asta is too frightened to laugh as she used to. But when she and Jurgen are stopped in the street by a friend, her world implodes further. Her Jewish parents have been dragged into the streets by German soldiers and if she and Jurgen return to their house, they will be taken too. Heartbroken at the loss of her parents, Asta knows they must flee. With her beloved brother, she must make the perilous journey across Germany and into Denmark to reach their only surviving relative, her aunt Trine, a woman they barely know. Jammed into a truck with other refugees, Asta prays for a miracle to save herself and Jurgen. Crossing the border is a crime punishable by death, and what she and Jurgen must embark on a dangerous crossing on foot, through the snowy forest dividing Germany and Denmark. And when barking dogs and armed soldiers find Jurgen and Asta escapes, she must hold on to hope no matter what. One day she will find her twin, the other half of herself. Whatever the price she has to pay... A gripping and poignant read that will break your heart and give you hope. Fans of Fiona Valpy, Kristin Hannah and Catherine Hokin will be gripped by the story of a brave brother and sister seeking safety during one of the darkest times in our history. What everyone's saying about The German Girl 'Keep the tissues handy... By far the absolute best book I've read this year!... I devoured it in one sitting... a historical fiction masterpiece... Please keep writing, Lily Graham, the world needs more of your books! ' Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 'I absolutely loved this book; it was beautifully written being heart-breaking and heart-warming in equal parts... I was completely hooked. The author has done a fabulous job in capturing what it must have been like at the time, and as I read, I could feel the tension and how frightening it must have been. The suspense which filled the pages kept me on the edge of my seat and had my heart beating so fast with the anticipation of it all. The chapter endings were written perfectly with so many cliff-hangers that it was impossible to put down!! It was an absolutely amazing book, one which I was completely captivated by. Full of emotions and sadness, but also with lots of love, family and friendships. This book will stay with you for such a long time after you've finished reading it... Would highly recommend!!' Stardust Book Reviews, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ What everyone's saying about Lily Graham: 'Absolutely one of the best books I have read... Lily Graham has written one of the best books of the year in my honest opinion! If I could have given this a higher rating than 5 stars I would have done so... truly an unforgettable story!' Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

All the Frequent Troubles of Our Days

All the Frequent Troubles of Our Days Book
Author : Rebecca Donner
Publisher : Canongate Books
Release : 2021-08-05
ISBN : 1786892200
File Size : 48,6 Mb
Language : En, Es, Fr and De

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SELECTED AS A BBC RADIO 4 BOOK OF THE WEEK Born and raised in America, Mildred Harnack was twenty-six and living in Germany when she witnessed the meteoric rise of the Nazi party. She began holding secret meetings in her apartment, forming a small band of political activists set on helping Jews escape, denouncing Hitler and calling for revolution. When the Second World War began, she became a spy, couriering top-secret intelligence to the Allies. In this astonishing work of non-fiction, Harnack’s great-great-niece Rebecca Donner draws on extensive archival research, fusing elements of biography, political thriller and scholarly detective story to tell a powerful, epic tale of an enigmatic woman nearly erased by history.

The German Wife

The German Wife Book
Author : Kelly Rimmer
Publisher : Harlequin
Release : 2022-06-28
ISBN : 036970214X
File Size : 38,8 Mb
Language : En, Es, Fr and De

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“Skillfully researched and powerfully written, The German Wife will capture you from the first page.” —Madeline Martin, New York Times bestselling author of The Last Bookshop in London The New York Times bestselling author of The Warsaw Orphan returns with a gripping novel inspired by the true story of Operation Paperclip: a controversial secret US intelligence program that employed former Nazis after WWII. Berlin, 1930—When a wave of change sweeps a radical political party to power, Sofie von Meyer Rhodes’s academic husband benefits from the ambitions of its newly elected chancellor. Although Sofie and Jürgen do not share the social views growing popular in Hitler’s Germany, Jürgen’s position with its burgeoning rocket program changes their diminishing fortunes for the better. But as Sofie watches helplessly, her beloved Berlin begins to transform, forcing her to consider what they must sacrifice morally for their young family’s security, and what the price for their neutrality will be. Twenty years later, Jürgen is one of the many German scientists offered pardons for their part in the war, and taken to America to work for its fledgling space program. For Sofie, this is the chance to exorcise the ghosts that have followed her across the ocean, and make a fresh start in her adopted country. But her neighbors aren’t as welcoming or as understanding as she had hoped. When scandalous rumors about the Rhodes family’s affiliation with Hitler’s regime spreads, idle gossip turns to bitter rage, and the act of violence that results will tear apart Sofie’s community and her family before the truth is finally revealed. “An unforgettable novel that explores important questions highly relevant to the world today.” —Christine Wells, author of Sisters of the Resistance

Letters to Oma

Letters to Oma Book
Author : Marj Gurasich
Publisher : TCU Press
Release : 1989
ISBN : 9780875650371
File Size : 52,8 Mb
Language : En, Es, Fr and De

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After her family moves from Germany to Texas in 1847, fifteen-year-old Tina chronicles in letters to her grandmother their struggle to survive in a strange new place while preserving their traditional German ways.