Those Who Save Us

Those Who Save Us

Book - 2005
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A professor of German history begins a long journey back into a past she has pushed aside, returning to Germany to reopen the wounds of her own life--as well as that of her mother--as a child living in Nazi Germany.
Publisher: Orlando, Fla. : Harcourt, 2005, c2004
ISBN: 9780156031660
Branch Call Number: BLUM
Characteristics: 482 p. ; 21 cm

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HCL_staff_reviews Oct 26, 2017

Family secrets about her mother's survival in Nazi Germany are revealed when Trudy, a University of Minnesota professor, starts interviewing German immigrants. — Judith B., Edina Library

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trcookIIImddmd
Aug 14, 2017

This is a well-written story from an author who also teaches creative writing and was an interviewer for the Shoah Project which documented accounts of survivors of Hitler's horrible German crime; so she had beaucoup sources for her novel.

sunmist18 Mar 19, 2017

If you enjoyed Jodi Picoult "Storyteller" and Tatiana De Rosney "Sarah's key", then you 100% would enjoy this book. Some of the reading has "pg-13" content, so I would definitely suggest this for adult audience only. Overall, I give this book a solid four star rating.

AL_ALICIA Aug 09, 2016

I found this book to be an interesting compliment to much of the other WWII historical fiction I've read as it comes from a German perspective. While graphic and heartbreaking at times, it kept me reading right to the very end.

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JaniceDeG
Jul 27, 2016

A very engaging book that's well written. As the book was nearing the end, I wondered if I would be unsatisfied with the characters lack of resolution. I'll say no more!

lbarkema Oct 29, 2014

A very, compelling read. I enjoyed her writing style, which was raw and simple, yet very beautiful in some parts as well. It really is a testament to her writing that I liked the book so much, because I usually detest it when authors don't include quotation marks-seems like a little thing but it really bugs me normally. In this novel, I noticed it in the first chapter or two but then almost completely forgot about it. There were slight, little things that I would change or wish would have been more clear and that's why it's not a full 5, but ultimately I would really recommend this novel!

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Sherrypoppins
May 30, 2013

Great read. The storyline will stay with me, which isn't always the case after I read something.

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booklover717
May 16, 2013

WOW!!! I have just finished reading 'Those Who Saved Us' ... a most amazing book. Excellent writing,very graphic and raw at times, but so were the times. I couldn't put it down, and I know it will live in my head for quite some time. Highly recommend it!

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lati2003cb
Mar 15, 2013

Amazing story of what people had to do during the war in order to survive and help others. Its a great book!

gwendy11 Apr 18, 2012

Great Read!!!I This was a book we read for my book club, It was a great pick. I couldn't put it down.

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AL_ALICIA thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over

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