Kim McGee's Reviews > The German House

The German House by Annette Hess
Rate this book
Clear rating

's review

really liked it

Well after WWII in Frankfort Germany 1963, Germany struggles to move on from a devastating war but many in the world haven't forgotten nor forgiven the atrocities that happened there. A young woman signs on as a translator to help an investigator with the Auschwitz Trials. She does this against the wishes of her old fashioned fiancee and others but soon finds herself hopelessly drawn into the trial, victims and the defendants. Eva has to confront her own past in order to understand her country's and family responsibility to make amends for the past war. This is a timeless look at tradition and modernism for women as well as a country and people still struggling with the past and their role for the future. Not the usual WWII historical fiction and a must-read for
anyone interested in the German perspective of the war. My thanks to the publisher for the advance copy.
1 like · flag

Sign into Goodreads to see if any of your friends have read The German House.
Sign In »

Reading Progress

September 23, 2019 – Started Reading
September 23, 2019 – Shelved
September 23, 2019 – Finished Reading

Comments Showing 1-1 of 1 (1 new)

dateDown arrow    newest »

message 1: by Helen (new)

Helen HI Kim!This sounds like the book I have been wanting to read. I am interested in the German perspective of the war, the consequences, the disillusionment, the rebuilding and facing the question of how do you go on knowing the horrors resultant from Nazism.

back to top