Those who save us
—Blum, Jenna.
Book
2005
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For fifty years, Anna Schlemmer has refused to talk about her life in Germany during World War II. Her daughter, Trudy, was only three when she and her mother were liberated by an American soldier and went to live with him in Minnesota. Trudy's sole evidence of the past is an old photograph; a family portrait showing Anna, Trudy, and a Nazi officer, the Obersturmfuumlehrer of Buchenwald. Driven by the guilt of her heritage, Trudy, now a professor of German history, begins investigating the past and finally unearths the dramatic and heartbreaking truth of her mother's life. Combining a passionate, doomed love story, a vivid evocation of life during the war, and a poignant mother/daughter drama, Those Who Save Us is a profound exploration of what we endure to survive and the legacy of shame.

Item Details
Subjects:
German American women -- Fiction.
Germany -- History -- 1933-1945 -- Fiction.
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Fiction.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Germany -- Fiction.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Underground movements -- Fiction.
Young women -- Fiction.
Genre:
Bildungsromans.
War stories -- 2006.
ISBN:
9780156031660
0156031663
Edition:
1st Harvest ed.
Publisher, Date:
Orlando, Fla. : Harcourt, 2005, c2004.
Description:
482 p. ; 20 cm.
Notes:
Publisher, pagination and printing dates may vary.
Contents:
Trudy and Anna, 1993
Anna and Max, Weimar 1939-1940
Trudy, November 1996
Anna and Mathilde, Weimar 1940-1942
Trudy, December 1996
Anna and the Obersturmfurhrer, Weimar 1952
Trudy, January 1997
Anna and the Obersturmfuhrer, Berchtesgaden 1943
Trudy, February 1997
Anna and the Obersturmfuhrer, Weimar 1943-1945
Trudy, March 1997
Anna and Jack, Weimar 1945
Trudy, April 1997
Anna and Jack, New Heidelburg 1945
Trudy, May 1997.
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