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UNSOLVED: One specific book > 1970s fiction about family that fled the Nazis and boiled sanitary napkins for daughter's first period

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message 1: by Rainbowheart (new)

Rainbowheart | 21140 comments Hi guys,

Haven't read this myself, but found a description on a blog and thought it sounded interesting. Anyone know what book this is?

"Back in the 70s: I know I read a book set in pre-WWII Germany, I think about a family that fled the Nazis, and there was a scene with the daughter getting her period & the mother (and aunts? extended family?) in the kitchen, boiling sanitary napkins."

Thanks mucho for any help!


message 2: by Rainbowheart (new)

Rainbowheart | 21140 comments First period bump....


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Rainbowheart | 21140 comments Sanitary napkin bump....


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Rainbowheart | 21140 comments First period bump....


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Rainbowheart | 21140 comments Sanitary napkin bump....


message 6: by Linda (new)

Linda | 25 comments I don't remember the exact scene described from the book but with the details of it being read in the 1970s and a girl escaping from the Nazis who would be around the age of getting her first period, I wonder if it is The Endless Steppe: Growing Up in Siberia, which I read at school in the 1990s but was first published in 1968.


message 7: by Rainbowheart (new)

Rainbowheart | 21140 comments I'll check it out and report back. Thank you for the suggestion!


message 8: by Rainbowheart (new)

Rainbowheart | 21140 comments I did manage to track down a copy, and The Endless Steppe is not it.


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Rainbowheart | 21140 comments First period bump....


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Rainbowheart | 21140 comments Sanitary napkin bump....


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