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The German House by Annette Hess
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bookshelves: 2020-monthly-motif, audio-books, continental-europe, late-20th-century, wwii

Interesting story about a young woman in post-war Germany forced to face the crimes of the Holocaust perpetrated by her countrymen. Set against the real Frankfurt trials that included the infamous "Beast" of the Auschwitz camp, there are fascinating details about the legal system, the trials themselves, the growing economy, and attitudes of everyday Germans. There are also the moral conversations about justice, forgiveness, understanding, & taking blame. Each of the characters deal with the effects of the war & the guilt in very different ways and as each work toward the resolution at the end of the book, some are better at facing the truth than others.

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Reading Progress

July 6, 2020 – Started Reading
July 6, 2020 – Shelved
July 6, 2020 – Shelved as: 2020-monthly-motif
July 6, 2020 – Shelved as: audio-books
July 6, 2020 – Shelved as: continental-europe
July 6, 2020 – Shelved as: late-20th-century
July 6, 2020 – Shelved as: wwii
July 7, 2020 – Finished Reading

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