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on November 21, 2014
Those Who Save Us brings us in Germany in the 1940’s –WWII. Anna Schelmmer a young, German woman who falls in love with a Jewish doctor. When the life of her lover is threatened, she decides to hide him in her father’s home. However, her father, a Nazi supporter, discovers her secret and turns the young doctor over to the Gestapo.
Shortly after, Anna leaves her father’s house and gives birth to a little girl, Trudy. Anna is left alone to provide and care for her daughter in spite of poor living conditions brought on by the war. She does whatever it takes to give Trudy the best life in the poor circumstances and sacrifices so much for her daughter’s life as well as her own.
Jenna Blum took a risk to write a Holocaust story from a German perspective. However, I believe it was very well executed. Her writing is beautiful and the story is a moving one.
To all the history buffs out there as well as anyone looking for a great read, add this one to the list.