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"A German Tale is a must read for anyone who wants to understand Germany during and after World War II." -Marc Jaffe, Former Editor in Chief of Bantam Books.

A German Tale by Erika V. Shearin Karres is the devastating account of growing up in the aftermath of W.W.II, told from the perspective of an innocent German girl.

In a unique prose style A German Tale vividly recount

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Hardcover, 312 pages
Published November 1st 2001 by Barricade Books
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Shelley
Jan 29, 2012 Shelley rated it it was amazing
I have a large library of Holocaust testimonies and I thought that reading this account would be a good counterpoint for me. And I was not disappointed. Prof Karres' account is factual, straightforward and unsentimental and should be required historical reading. When she says: "I am the offspring of a killer nation." (p. 280) you can accept by this stage in the book that this is not an self-pitying utterance but rather a realistic fear for the future, a fear for all Germans of her generation. Ye ...more
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Sep 13, 2015 Linda rated it it was ok
This memoir casts a new light on the suffering endured by the non-Nazi's in post-Hitler's Germany. So in this respect the book was unique. I was also enlightened to read of this German girls on-going shame and guilt for what her country had done to not only the Jews, but to the entire world. But I struggled with 300 pages of this German girl's sad post-Nazi life where there's not one positive character or person she ever encounters (other than her biological mother who died when she was young). ...more
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