Synopses & Reviews
Its 1944 and Annas village in Sudetenland has not yet felt the brunt of the war although her beloved elder brother is at the front and her younger one is a fanatical member of the Nazi Youth. When she finds an escaped Russian soldier hiding in their barn, nearly dead, humanity conquers fear and she hides him in a disused bunker and continues to feed him knowing that if caught shed be executed as a traitor. She doesnt dare tell even her family. As the front approaches their village it seems the Russian prisoner will soon be re-united with his comrades - but will Annas already suspicious brother uncover her guilty secret first and expose her to a traitors fate, and her family to destruction?
An incredibly realistic and moving account of how one girl refuses to accept Nazi ideology and has the courage of her own conviction.
The final days of the Third Reich in its native Germany.
Details the final days of the Third Reich in Germany. Translated from the German. Readership level: 12+.