But when he gets shipped “out east” to a Death Camp, she goes years not knowing if he is alive or dead. Amidst the unspeakable horrors of Hitler’s Concentration Camps, a young German girl finds beauty and love for a man that will span a lifetime. This story is the true account of Inge Katz; the striking daughter of a successful businessman who meets and falls in love with a handsome fellow inmate.
Her love for this man endures against all odds – from Nazi rifles, to disease, to starvation, to assaults of allied fire. But as time passes without word or confirmation of his survival, as everyone suggests, should she remain loyal, or, move on with another? .
Surviving the Fatherland: A True Coming-of-age Love Story Set in WWII Germany
On a quest for firewood, Lilly encounters a dying soldier and steals her father's last suit to help the man escape. When lilly and günter meet in 1949, their love affair is like any other. It is truly that amazing!" InD'taleMagazine". Eye-opening and heartbreaking. San francisco review of books"This novel is fast-paced and emotively worded and features a great selection of characters, flawed and poignantly three-dimensional.
Historical novel societyspanning thirteen years from 1940 to 1953 and set against the epic panorama of WWII, love, author Annette Oppenlander's SURVIVING THE FATHERLAND is a sweeping saga of family, and betrayal that illuminates an intimate part of history seldom seen: the children's war. Surviving the fatherland tells the true and heart-wrenching stories of Lilly and Günter struggling with the terror-filled reality of life in the Third Reich, freedom, each embarking on their own dangerous path toward survival, and ultimately each other.
But old wounds and secrets have a way of rising to the surface once more. A few blocks away, twelve-year-old Günter also looses his father to the draft and quickly takes charge of supplementing his family's ever-dwindling rations by any means necessary. As the war escalates and bombs begin to rain, Lilly and Günter's lives spiral out of control.
Winner 2017 national Indie Excellence Award***Indie B. R.
The Hidden Village: A Gripping and Unforgettable Story of Survival in WW2 Holland
Who can you trust? deep in the Veluwe woods lies a secret that frustrates the Germans. Although it's a book set in war-time, it's more a book about people and their relationships struggling in a given situation; the war is the backdrop. Convinced that Jews are hiding close by they can find no proof. The secret is berkenhout, a purpose-built village of huts sheltering dozens of persecuted people.
As weeks turn to months, she’s worried they’ll abandon her altogether. Human stories first. Young tearaway Jan roams the woods looking for adventure and fallen pilots. Is he passing on secret information that could endanger lives?All it takes is one small fatal slip to change the course of all their lives for ever.
Review, may 2018:"it's a cracking book, gripping, sensitive heartfelt and excruciating all at the same time. It's a wonderful story as well and the characters are so human. McDonald. Which is as it should be. But keeping him hidden sets off a disastrous chain of events. Sofie, struggles to adapt to living in Berkenhout, a Jewish Dutch girl, away from her family and friends.
The Munich Girl: A Novel of the Legacies that Outlast War
Anna dahlberg grew up eating dinner under her father’s war-trophy portrait of Eva Braun. Fifty years after the war, she discovers what he never did—that her mother and Hitler’s mistress were friends. The secret surfaces with a mysterious monogrammed handkerchief, and a man, Hannes Ritter, whose Third Reich family history is entwined with Anna’s.
Plunged into the world of the “ordinary” munich girl who was her mother’s confidante—and a tyrant’s lover—Anna finds her every belief about right and wrong challenged. With hannes’s help, she retraces the path of two women who met as teenagers, shared a friendship that spanned the years that Eva Braun was Hitler’s mistress, yet never knew that the men they loved had opposing ambitions.
Eva’s story reveals that she never joined the Nazi party, and was credited at the Nuremberg Trials with saving 35, had Jewish friends, 000 Allied lives. As anna's journey leads back through the treacherous years in wartime Germany, it uncovers long-buried secrets and unknown reaches of her heart to reveal the enduring power of love in the legacies that always outlast war.
Run Rachel Run: The Thrilling, True Story of a Teen’s Daring Escape and Heroic Survival During the Holocaust
Her strength and determination evolved through her experiences. Once you start “run rachel Run, ” you won’t be able to put it down. Ivan roluk couldn’t believe he was listening to a 15-year-old girl – and putting his life and the life of his family in her hands!But she was right. Over the next three years, was questioned if she was a jew by an ss general and engineered an incredibly dangerous scheme to overturn a moving trainload of 1, escaped liquidation, risked her life to smuggle food for her family, hid with a kind Polish couple whose son worked for the SS, she witnessed war, 000 Nazi soldiers.
Hers is not just an incredible, action-packed story, but represents a character arc that young women, as well as young men, as well as adults of all types can draw inspiration from. There, up ahead, was the bend! Had he waited too long?There was no more time to think. Not just based on a true story. Rachel blum was 12 when the Nazis invaded her town.
The war was coming to an end and who knew what the Germans would do to them once they didn’t need his services any longer. Driving trains for the Nazis for three years now, he knew exactly who the Germans were. She did not begin as a selfless, courageous young girl she came to be. Was one of them coming up front?The moment of truth had arrived.
Undaunted: The Tiger of Auschwitz
It was the darkest period of modern history, particularly if you were Jewish in Europe. Always a rambunctious, curious girl, garmaine found a way to not wear the yellow Star of David and got to experience more than most before Garmaine experienced loss at an epic proportion. Experience the horror of the 9-day train ride to Auschwitz and become a first hand witness to when it was only Nazi’s and Jews and the veil was pulled off and absolute evil abounded.
What was meant to destroy her strengthened her. What was meant to stop her lineage became a force to help desperate mothers years after. Her entire family was murdered, killed in her own grocery store by a Nazi officer who forced her to make him a sandwich as she walked over her just-murdered beloved grandmother’s warm, beginning with her grandmother, flowing blood.
Yet, there is something about Garmaine’s story, something divine that happened. When there is a divine purpose for your life and that of your family, no one and nothing can stop it. That is where garmaine pitchon was when Hitler ascended to power and unleashed a diabolical scheme to annihilate the Jewish race.
Follow along as eli Gonzalez tells Garmaine story in a vibrant, chilling, and compelling narrative.
Among the Reeds: The true story of how a family survived the Holocaust
A heart-breaking decision that will tear a young family apart. She and her young husband Genek live in fear as it becomes obvious that all Jews will soon be taken. This meticulously written and researched account brings to life the horrific decisions Bottner’s grandparents had to make simply to survive.
Among the reeds is a deeply personal family memoir that is part-biography, part psychological observation of the extraordinary wartime lives of a persecuted people. A young Jewish mother. A nazi occupation bent on genocide. Belgium, 1940 If you like true stories of courage, heart-stopping near misses, and tear-jerking choices, then you’ll love Tammy Bottner’s compelling account.
Buy among the reeds to discover an astounding tale of family endurance today. Through their monumental choices, Tammy Bottner's grandparents ensured the survival of their family and made their post-war reunion possible. Melly bottner is just eighteen with a three-week old newborn son when the Nazi occupation of Belgium begins.
Watching friends and neighbors disappear as the Germans carry out their shocking purge, the young family confronts an awful truth: if they are to survive, they must rip their own family into pieces. In this biography from melly's point of view, author and granddaughter Tammy Bottner delivers a true and moving family memoir.
Raking Light from Ashes
A gripping and inspiringly optimistic narrative based on real life experiences, you'll enjoy every page of this fascinating journey of hope. Get your copy of Raking Light from Ashes Now! Thanks to the kindness of a Polish family, Lala manages to survive the war, taking on an assumed identity. By a twist of good fortune and unbelievable coincidence, she is found after the war and eventually immigrates to Israel in 1950 to live with her Israeli relatives.
A child’s struggle to comprehend a world gone madRelli Robinson’s true story of survival offers a fascinating panoramic human drama that extends from the dark days of the Second World War to the independent State of Israel. Find light in the darkest hourlala, a young Jewish girl, loses her entire family during the dark days of the Holocaust in the Warsaw Ghetto.
Emilia: The darkest days in history of Nazi Germany through a woman's eyes
Silver medal winner of the international book award contest Readers' Favorite in the Historical Fiction category 2017This story is dedicated to all the victims of sexual slavery in German concentration camps, who had to endure inhumane suffering under the Nazi regime. For many years after the atrocities had been committed, and even the victims refused to admit the ugly truth about their incarceration, until several women decided to break an unofficial oath of silence, some out of fear, both sides – the abusers and the abused – still vehemently denied certain aspects of the Holocaust, some out of shame, and brought their stories to life.
Emilia is a young jewish woman, whose life slowly turns into a nightmare as she finds herself facing a dreadful choice: to secure her family’s very existence by offering herself to one of the men who had put her behind the walls with barbed wire, or perish together with the least fortunate ones. Only, the krakow ghetto and her very first abuser pale in comparison to what is yet to come, as she’s being sent to a place that soon will turn into her own personal hell and that will scar her for life….
This book is based on one of those stories.
In the Shadow of Majdanek. Hiding in Full Sight . : A Holocaust Survival Story
No sooner we got settled that members of my father’s family descended on us seeking shelter. At that time i was five years old and my brother was seven. This is what mother decided would be our best chance at survival. With counterfeit documents we changed our name and moved to Lublin, the site of Majdanek, the second largest concentration camp in Poland.
In a small, primitive house we hid up to eight members of my father’s family. Once a jew was trapped under nazi occupation there were only four ways one could hope to survive: with luck one could survive the camps, one could be hidden by a courageous gentile, or one could change one’s identity, one could escape and live in the forest with partisans, pretend to be Catholic and blend into the ambient population.
. We had to learn new names and to never reveal our past. This was not an easy undertaking. To blend into the polish community it was essential not to look Jewish; not to sound Jewish; to know a fair amount about Catholicism; and be able to think on your feet when unexpected events occurred. Above all one needed to be lucky.
47 Days: The True Story of Two Teen Boys Defying Hitler's Reich
Being caught meant certain execution. Surviving the fatherland tells the true and heart-wrenching stories of Lilly and Günter struggling with the terror-filled reality of life in the Third Reich, each embarking on their own dangerous path toward survival, freedom, and ultimately each other. Based on the author's own family and anchored in historical facts, this story celebrates the resilience of the human spirit and the strength of war children.
". Intriguing and fascinating young adult adventure. Readers' favorite'47 days' is a novelette and an excerpt from the novel, SURVIVING THE FATHERLAND--A True Coming-of-age Love Story Set in WWII Germany. In march 1945 hitler ordered his last propaganda command: send all 15 and 16-year old boys to defend the fatherland.
47 days tells the true story of Günter and Helmut, best friends, who dared to defy and disobey. Without knowing how long the war might continue, they spent 47 harrowing days as fugitives on the run.