Friday, December 11, 2009

Those Who Save Us


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 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.
{via:barnes and noble}

I finished this book last night. It is such a good read.
One of my favorite subjects is Nazi Germany/WWII and
this is a great story set during that time. I highly
recommend it.

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