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The German House by Annette Hess
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The German House takes place in 1963 in Frankfurt, Germany where wrecked buildings have been rebuilt from WWII and people are trying to move on. But can they really? The Auschwitz Trials are about to begin and Eva Bruhns is hired as a Polish translator. She is an independent woman in a time when most women work as a temporary stop before marriage. Her parents run a local restaurant, The German House. The trials were fascinating and heart-breaking as the horrors of the war bring up feelings long buried in Eva. Interesting to get the perspective from Germans who either remained in denial or believed they were simply following orders and had no choice. Many thanks to BookishFirst and HarperVia/HarperCollins for an advance copy. Recommended.
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November 7, 2019 – Started Reading
November 9, 2019 – Shelved
November 9, 2019 – Finished Reading

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