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Publisher's Summary

Trudy, a college history professor, is collecting oral histories from World War II survivors (both German and Jewish). Her mother, Anna, refuses to talk to her, but Anna's story is revealed in flashback. She conducted an affair with a Jewish baker who was summarily killed. Afterward, Anna caught the eye of a high-ranking Nazi officer. She was coerced into an abusive affair with him, which she went along with in order to ensure her survival - and that of her baby.
©2005 Jenna Blum (P)2007 Recorded Books, LLC
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Critic Reviews

"Blum's spare imagery is nightmarish and intimate, imbuing familiar panoramas of Nazi atrocity with stark new power. This is a poised, hair-raising debut." ( Publishers Weekly)
"An absorbing tale of two women's struggles with the burdens and responsibilities of remembrance." ( The Boston Globe)
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4 out of 5 stars
By DIANE on 09-07-10

Well done

I thoroughly enjoyed this wonderful story. The characters were very well developed and the readings by Francisco Rivela were excellent- great accents and just a great story. A disturbing but enlightening insight into the role of German women during Nazi Germany. Would highly recommend this book.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Starlet on 06-11-10

Another Perspective

I enjoyed this book because it offered yet another perspective which is becoming much more prevalent in these types of stories and, thus, more interesting. I read quite a bit in this genre of WWII, Holocaust, Germany and the viewpoint of a German woman's past life and daughter's current life is unique. It is not easy to read the flash back forward, but I think this author pulled it off without causing too much confusion. However, I really did like the memoir and it is a great book about WWII from the German side in portraying that not all Germans were despicable during the war. One likes to think that is true, and this story was yet another way of letting that be known as a possibility

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5 out of 5 stars
By Louise on 06-02-16

Brilliant from start to finish.

Great read, great story, great narration. Would recommend to anyone interested in war time drama behind the scenes.

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