• No Comments

I certainly found it hard to relate to anyone in this book. Dr Trudy Swenson is a professor of history at the Univ of Minnesota. My favorite line comes near the end when Anna’s husband asks her if she loved the SS officer. As I believe other reviewers have noted, this seems to be a great idea for a book in the h I’m only about 50 pages into this book, and already I have mixed feelings about it–not because of the subject matter, but because of the writing. Anna is an eighteen year old girl who falls in love with a Jewish doctor and finds the courage to finally stand up to her domineering father, a Nazi sympathizer and altogether unkind man, and hide her lover in her own home. Confronted with starvation, cold and fears of death for herself and her child, she must engage in actions which she would have heretofore considered unthinkable and intolerable.

Oct 28, Pam Jenoff rated it it was amazing. It was a very convenient way to tie-up all the loose ends. Apr 11, Kathleen rated it it was amazing. Want to Read saving…. Who is her father? What defines a hero?

Also finding out who killed a certain person was a slap in the face as the reader knows the mother will never find it out. Fifty years later her daughter Trudy, a professor of German history at How good was this book? I was drawn into the historic reality of that some people must have endured these exact traumatic experiences in Germany during WWII.

Open Preview See a Problem? Egon Her The Hideout 14, Because of the Holocaust, many of us have lost family, or our friends have, or they are survivors.

Those Who Save Us by Jenna Blum

Bezorgopties We bieden verschillende opties aan voor het bezorgen of ophalen van je bestelling. This would have felt much more convincing if the mother-daughter relationship was strongly portrayed.


Sep 25, Kellie rated it it was amazing Shelves: But over the next twenty years, the indelible sadness of his memories overshadow Peter, June, and their daughter Elsbeth, transforming them in shocking, heartbreaking, and unexpected ways. There were compelling aspects of the book. I felt tense throughout most of jet story and it made me incredibly sad.

Auteur Jenna Blum

It still boggles my mind as to the things that these officers did. There just was net much repetitious detail that served no purpose as far as I would not have kept reading this had it not been my Book Club selection for this month.

However, my sympathies lie more with Trudy, whose life and potential for happiness is so damaged by the secret Anna refuses to reveal. Well, the author employed that kind of “stock behavior” over and over.

| The Lost Family, Jenna Blum | | Boeken

The Germans and the Americans. On my father’s side of the family his own dad’s family immigrated to the U.

This is a sadly inelegant book that, given the subject matter, could have been a whole lot better. Do you feel Anna should have told Trudy about her past?

One of my favorite parts of the book is Anna telling The contemporary story was as compelling as the historical narrative which is set in Nazi Germany and focuses on the reaction of the German people to the brutality and horror of that war.

I think we got that. Reba finds herself returning to the bakery again and camilieportret, anxious to find the heart of the story. I applaud Jenna Blum for taking the faimlieportret to also remind us of the civilian casualties that suffered their own private hell during the war.

Overcoming the Legacy of a Nazi Childhood My review: And while I agree that a lot of them knew more about what was going on vamilieportret then let on I found all the characters in this book to be tiresome and two-dimensional, often behaving unrealistically.


The juxtaposition of Trudy’s story running through the book made it more readable and I think there should have been more focus on that character. Jnena is a brilliant story about crossing the line of what you see as right and wrong to keep yourself alive. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. The story angle is unique and the writing was beautiful.

And it is about guilt. But it was rilm emotionally draining book as it recounts many horrific events and atrocities against Jews and non-Jews alike.

From the very first page I was intrigued and spellbound. Reviews Schrijf een review. The ending is on a peaceful enough note. The German Project ht was incredibly interesting to read about as Trudy Anna’s daughter interviews Germans about their perspectives and involvement during the war. It is too dangerous…. This is dilm touching novel, that while it does have a positive ending, doesn’t turn into a sappy mother-daughter bonding book.

Trudy’s sole evidence of the past is an old photograph: Levertijd We doen er alles aan om dit artikel op tijd te bezorgen. Words like “rucked,” “mullioned,” “cloying,” “tureen. The author cleverly divides the storyline into the war years andin Famjlieportret, MN, where Anna and Trudy live after the war. Ann Mah The Lost Vintage 47, With his movie-star good looks and tragic past, Peter, a survivor of Auschwitz, is the most eligible bachelor in town. The Nazi Officer’s Wife: Lists with This Book.

The mother and her daughter.