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The German Girl

Author : Armando Lucas Correa
ISBN : 9781501121241
Genre : Fiction
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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 “powerful and affecting” (Kirkus Reviews) debut novel, perfect for fans of The Nightingale, All the Light We Cannot See, and Schindler’s List. Before everything changed, young Hannah Rosenthal lived a charmed life. But now, in 1939, the streets of Berlin are draped with red, white, and black flags; her family’s fine possessions are hauled away; and they are no longer welcome in the places that once felt like home. Hannah and her best friend, Leo Martin, make a pact: whatever the future has in store for them, they’ll meet it together. Hope appears in the form of the S.S. St. Louis, a transatlantic liner offering Jews safe passage out of Germany. After a frantic search to obtain visas, the Rosenthals and the Martins depart on the luxurious ship bound for Havana. Life on board the St. Louis is like a surreal holiday for the refugees, with masquerade balls, exquisite meals, and polite, respectful service. But soon ominous rumors from Cuba undermine the passengers’ fragile sense of safety. From one day to the next, impossible choices are offered, unthinkable sacrifices are made, and the ship that once was their salvation seems likely to become their doom. Seven decades later in New York City, on her twelfth birthday, Anna Rosen receives a strange package from an unknown relative in Cuba, her great-aunt Hannah. Its contents will inspire Anna and her mother to travel to Havana to learn the truth about their family’s mysterious and tragic past, a quest that will help Anna understand her place and her purpose in the world. The German Girl sweeps from Berlin at the brink of the Second World War to Cuba on the cusp of revolution, to New York in the wake of September 11, before reaching its deeply moving conclusion in the tumult of present-day Havana. Based on a true story, this masterful novel gives voice to the joys and sorrows of generations of exiles, forever seeking a place called home.

Growing Up Female In Nazi Germany

Author : Dagmar Reese
ISBN : 0472069381
Genre : History
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"Growing Up Female in Nazi Germany" explores the world of the Bund Deutscher Madel (BDM), the female section within the Hitler Youth that included almost all German girls aged 10 to 14. The BDM is often enveloped in myths; German girls were brought up to be the compliant handmaidens of National Socialism, their mental horizon restricted to the "three Ks" of Kinder, Kuche, Kirche (children, kitchen, and church). Dagmar Reese, however, depicts another picture of life in the BDM. She explores how and in what way the National Socialists were successful in linking up with the interests of contemporary girls and young women and providing them a social life of their own. The girls in the BDM found latitude for their own development while taking on responsibilities that integrated them within the folds of the National Socialist state. "At last available in English, this pioneering study provides fresh insights into the ways in which the Nazi regime changed young 'Aryan' women's lives through appeals to female self-esteem that were not obviously defined by Nazi ideology, but drove a wedge between parents and children. Thoughtful analysis of detailed interviews reveals the day-to-day functioning of the Third Reich in different social milieus and its impact on women's lives beyond 1945. A must-read for anyone interested in the gendered dynamics of Nazi modernity and the lack of sustained opposition to National Socialism." --Uta Poiger, University of Washington "In this highly readable translation, Reese provocatively identifies Nazi girls league members' surprisingly positive memories and reveals significant implications for the functioning of Nazi society. Reaching across disciplines, this work is for experts and for the classroom alike." --Belinda Davis, Rutgers University Dagmar Reese is The Moses Mendelssohn Zentrum Potsdam researcher on the DFG-project "Georg Simmels Geschlechtertheorien im fin de siecle' Berlin," 2004 William Templer is a widely published translator from German and Hebrew and is on the staff of Rajamangala University of Technology Srivijaya. "

To Lose A War

Author : Regina Maria Shelton
ISBN : 0809310740
Genre : History
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Martin Blumenson refers to this book as a “sensitive, beautifully written personal memoir,” and calls it a contribution to under­standing, “particularly to Americans who know little of how World War II and its immediate aftermath disrupted the lives of those who survived the defeat of Germany.” Vividly, humanly, Shelton tells her story from the point of view of a teen-age German girl, one who witnessed her country’s surge to power and who felt the ignominy of both Germany and Ger­mans after the fall. She reaches a point during the war when “Sometimes the way we now live seems unreal, as if we were marionettes, with orders and permits and schedules attached to us instead of strings.” But after the defeat of Germany life gets considerably worse. The victorious Russians evict the natives from their homes. They sneer and leer at the women who must venture forth for food. In this defeated land “the nights become unbearably long; without any physical activity by day, sleep refuses to come. I yearn for sleep, be it temporary or eternal. Death is becoming a friend; the enemy has a new name now: Rape.” Then comes the dreaded order to evacuate all Germans from Lower Silesia: “How can a whole people be uprooted, disowned, tossed aside like useless flotsam—how? With the stroke of a pen, with a new line drawn on a map, we are sentenced to homelessness.” Not knowing where they will be sent, they plod out into darkness and cold with the other Germans, their worldly goods reduced to what they can carry. Embittered, they are herded into vermin-infested freight cars, still unaware of their destination.

Memoirs Of A Simple German Girl As Told By Ingeborg Tacke And In Part By Sonya Siedschlag

Author : Sonya Siedschlag
ISBN : 9781312464285
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Memoirs of a Simple German Girl is the history of two average people and their families who lived in Germany before, during, and after WWII. If you enjoy history and how simple folks lived in the early 20th century - what they ate, how they lived, survived, and what they saw as they journeyed through life in Germany, Canada, and the USA - this book is for you. It includes brief history summations of Europe and other historical information that interacts with these two people's lives. It is about life, true love, and family!

La Ni A Alemana The German Girl Spanish Edition

Author : Armando Lucas Correa
ISBN : 9781501134463
Genre : Fiction
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Una novela inolvidable ambientada en el Berlín de la primavera de 1939, la Cuba pre- y postrevolucionaria y el Nueva York después del 11 de septiembre. Antes de que todo se desmoronara, Hannah Rosenthal y sus padres tenían una vida encantadora. Su familia, una de las más distinguidas en los altos círculos sociales berlineses, era admirada por amigos y vecinos. Ahora en 1939, Berlín se ha teñido de los colores blanco, rojo y negro de una bandera que no reconocen como suya. Hannah se refugia con su mejor amigo, Leo Martin, en los callejones y parques de una ciudad que ya no los quiere. Los dos niños hacen un pacto: pase lo que pase, se prometen un futuro juntos. Un rayo de esperanza les llega a los Rosenthal y los Martin: el Saint Louis, un enorme y lujoso trasatlántico partirá de Hamburgo a Cuba con más de novecientos refugiados judíos. En la medida que todos los pasajeros se van llenando de ilusión por el brillante futuro que les espera, el amor de Hannah y Leo florece entre juegos, bailes de disfraces y cenas exquisitas. Hasta que empiezan a llegar noticias funestas desde La Habana cuyo gobierno prohíbe al barco atracar en el puerto. El majestuoso navío, que parecía la única salvación para ellos, podría terminar convirtiéndose en su pena de muerte. Siete décadas más tarde, en Nueva York, a punto de cumplir sus doce años, Anna Rosen recibe, procedente de Cuba, un misterioso sobre de Hannah, su tía abuela, a quien nunca conoció. En un intento por armar el rompecabezas del pasado de su familia, Anna y su madre deciden viajar a encontrarse con Hannah. Al entrelazar el dolor del pasado con los misterios del presente, revive la memoria de un apellido olvidado y, a su vez, les rinde honor a aquellos que amó y que trágicamente perdió.

The English German Girl

Author : Jake Wallis Simons
ISBN : 9780857900159
Genre : Fiction
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Fascinating and moving' - Monica Ali 'A powerful evocation of a bygone era' - Sir Martin Gilbert 'An important subject explored by a writer to watch' - Jonathan Freedland 'This well-researched and very moving novel is dedicated to the children of the Kindertransport and is a fine tribute to their bravery' - The Times 'Absolutely compelling' - Sarah Crown, The Guardian 'A film waiting to happen although so vivid is Jake Wallis Simons' description and attention to detail I feel I've seen it already. If you only read one novel this year make it this one' - Lovereading 'Rosa must carry her suitcase herself. She heaves it up, walks through the doorway, looks back one final time: Papa and Mama are standing arm in arm, they are waving, but their masks have fallen away, they look hopeless, and that is the worst thing of all; Rosa turns her back and they are gone.' The Klein family is slowly but surely losing everything they hold dear - or ever took for granted - as Hitler's anti-Jewish laws take hold in 1930s Berlin. In desperation, fifteen-year-old Rosa is put on a Kindertransport train out of Germany, to begin a new life in England. In a foreign country, barely able to make herself understood, she struggles to find a way to rescue her parents. Overtaken by the war, however, they gradually lose touch. Now Rosa must face the prospect of not only being unable to fulfil her vow to save her family but also of an unknown future, quite alone. One of Britain's most compelling and original new voices, Jake Wallis Simons blends meticulous research with powerful storytelling in an epic journey from heartbreak to hope.

Restless Days

Author : Lilo Linke
ISBN : STANFORD:36105082081808
Genre : World War, 1939-1945
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Cheeseballs Snowflakes And The German Girl The Simplifications

Author : JOSHUA. TSE
ISBN : 024434468X
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I cannot build up long term relationships with people. I cannot stand still for more than five minutes. I cannot take selfies properly. Lollies became necessary to my life. I feel I am left out in the society. I become moody within three seconds. I know I have conscience. I know I have a kind heart. I know I have a mission. Whatever has happened, I honestly don't care anymore. Thank you God for all the memories you have created for me. Thank you God for all the people who appeared beside me. People come and go, but memories stay forever. There are no promises that bond two people together forever. I don't believe in family. I don't trust in friends. I believe in Cheeseballs, Snowflakes and the German Girl. Chapter 1 - Childhood Chapter 2 - Crazy Chapter 3 - Depression Chapter 4 - Friendship Chapter 5 - Memories Chapter 6 - Cheeseballs Chapter 7 - Snowflakes

Keep Calm And Let The German Girl Handle It

Author : Passion Journals
ISBN : 1981581804
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Are you looking for a funny, humorous gift for a female friend with German heritage? This is a blank, lined journal that makes a perfect gag gift for friends and family. Other features of this notebook include: 110 pages 6x9 inches Excellent and thick binding Durable white paper Sleek, matte-finished cover for a professional look This diary is a convenient and perfect size to carry anywhere for writing, journaling and note taking. If you would like an unlined journal or a different cover, please take a look at our other products for great gift ideas for friends and family.

Surviving Uncle Hitler

Author : Dorothea Wollin Null
ISBN : 1937333493
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"...the author is a legend for all that she survived and held on to her faith thru it all. Remarkable and inspiring story." -- Kevin and Shana Scott [UPDATED AND REVISED FOR 2017] Dorothea Wollin was just a young girl when American bombs demolished her German town. Uprooted overnight, she and her family found themselves on a journey of survival across Europe. Like many German families, they had little understanding of the topsy-turvy world into which they had been thrown, or the atrocities which precipitated it. Looking back, Dorothea came to realize that she was not only a war survivor, but that she had survived "Uncle Hitler." When American bombs demolished her German town, Dorothea Wollin and her family found themselves on a journey of survival across Europe. This is a true story of a little girl¿s quest for meaning in a dark world that led to faith in Christ, and to a freedom greater than that of country or politics. "What I want most for my story to convey is that the Lord led me through the trials and tribulations of my life in order that I could find meaning, joy, and peace. Because I am approaching the end of my life, I want to inspire my readers to question their own choices, priorities and values in order to find peace with the Lord and joy in their hearts." -- Dorothea Wollin Null. -- This is my story.

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