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Edelweiss

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Germany, September, 1937. Bill Roth, Reuters' US correspondent based in Germany hears a rumour that handicapped children destined for euthanasia under Nazi ideology, are being rescued by an underground group of German and Austrian students. He investigates and meets Marietta von Burgheim, a woman of beauty and morality and an heiress to great wealth.

Turning her back on the
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Published (first published January 1st 1994)
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Charleen
Aug 04, 2011 Charleen rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
wow what an amazing book. it gripped me all the way through. you feel like you are there and are with the characters in this story. i felt some of their pain, suffering and thirst for revenge. ive never cried reading a book but this brought a tear to my eye. it has to be one of the best ive read in a long time.
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1937 έως 1945: Παρακολουθούμε τον Αμερικάνο δημοσιογράφο, αλλά και ζάμπλουτο κληρονόμο αμερικανικής οπλοβιομηχανίας, Μπιλ, να συναντά τη φοιτήτρια Μαριέτα, κόμισσα της Αυστρίας, όσο αυτή έχει εκχωρήσει στη φοιτητική αντιστασιακή ομάδα, Έντελβαϊς, που φυγαδεύει τις ομάδες που κυνηγά ο Χίτλερ. Ο έρωτας και οι κοινές επιδιώξεις τους κάνουν ζευγάρι. Ερωτευμένο ζευγάρι γίνονται και ο Λούις, αδελφός της Μαριέτας, με την Άντρια, φίλη και συγκάτοικό της. Παράλληλα, ο Χιούγκο, ετεροθαλής αδελφός, της ...more
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Jul 30, 2014 Clare O'Beara rated it really liked it
Most of the books we get now about the Second World War are set in Britain, so this is a good contrast and a reminder that it wasn't all ration coupons and keeping cheerful, it was for many people having the right papers or being shot out of hand.

A young woman from a titled Austrian family is at university when the Hitler Youth are rising and she and her pals start the Edelweiss club as a resistance. However all of these clubs were infiltrated. The Nazi takeover sees troublemakers arrested and
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MADGE SWINDELLS was born and educated in England. As a teenager, she emigrated with her parents to South Africa where she studied archaeology and anthropology at Cape Town University. The author of numerous romance novels, her work has been translated into seven languages and has reached bestseller lists across the world.
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