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Publisher Description

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.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2005
May 2
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
496
Pages
PUBLISHER
HMH Books
SELLER
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
SIZE
3.1
MB

Customer Reviews

Walker88337 ,

Well Worth Your Time

Tragic, heartbreaking, brutal, and fantastic. Do yourself a favor. Read this book.

Aunt meanie ,

Those who save us

Wonderful

Alice14140 ,

How did this get so many good reviews?

I understand how important it is to portray with brutal honesty what women have to endure in order to protect themselves and their family. However, how many gruesome sex and rape scenes need to be included in a book before it’s too much to handle? An adult man drinking breast milk? I feel like this book gave me PTSD and none of it was from the murder scenes.

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