Those Who Save Us Paperback
by Jenna Blum
'Impossible' Max breathes. 'This is impossible - ' Anna bends to put her lips to his ear 'No, it's not' she whispers. 'I know where to hide you. I have the perfect place.' 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 Obersturmfuhrer of Buchenwald.
Driven by guilt about her supposed Trudy, now a professor of German history, begins investigating the past and finally unearths the dramatic and heartbreaking truth about her mother's life.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 496 pages
- Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 30/03/2006
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9781841957012
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Review by tuffstuff08
Amazing story. I haven't read a book like this in ages! Very descriptive and almost desperate. Wonderful read.
Review by marylovesbooks
amazing--couldn't out it down;poweful, haunting
Review by snail49
Gripping novel with split timeframe - a German mother's experiences in Germany during the 2nd World War, and the daughter's life in present day America. Her slow awakening to what happened in her past.