The School for German Brides: A Novel of World War II
After her mother dies, Hanna is sent to live with her aunt and uncle in Berlin. The year is 1938 and Hitler has made significant progress in transforming the attitude of most Germans. Hanna’s new life involves parties and dinners intended to catch the eye of an SS officer. Tilde, although she doesn’t look Jewish, has to hide to protect her family. She won’t be able to hide long though, especially as she’s expecting a child with her Jewish husband. Hanna is sent to The School for German Brides to prepare for her upcoming marriage to an SS captain and is enlisted to help Tilde give birth while she’s in hiding. Only time will tell if either makes it out of this regime and what their future will hold.
What an incredible look into the lives of the women who lived during this time, especially those who did not agree with Hitler’s regime, but did not have much freedom to cause any real change. I can’t imagine how horrible it must have been for either side, to see your people disappear or to be trapped in a regime with no hope of freedom. This book gives excellent insight into their plight.
|Author||Aimie K. Runyan|
|Page Count||384 pages|
|Publisher||William Morrow Paperbacks|
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