Those Who Save Us

  • by Jenna Blum
  • Narrated by Suzanne Toren
  • 16 hrs and 0 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

For 50 years Anna Schlemmer has refused to talk about her life in Germany during World War II. Her daughter, Trudy, was only three when she and her mother were liberated by an American soldier and went to live with him in Minnesota. Trudy's sole evidence of the past is an old photograph: a family portrait showing Anna, Trudy, and a Nazi officer, the Obersturnfuhrer of Buchenwald. Driven by the guilt of her heritage, Trudy, now a professor of German history, begins investigating the past and finally unearths the dramatic and heartbreaking truth of her mother's life.


What the Critics Say

"This is a poised, hair-raising debut." (Publishers Weekly)


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Customer Reviews

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Really enjoyed this book. It really gets you thinking...a good storyline following the lives of a mother and her well as the horrific stories of the 2nd world war and the effect it had on everyone involved.
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- Catherine

Those Who Save Us

An excellent, gripping, thought provocking 'story book'. My only problem with it was some of the historical facts - the American & Russians liberating Germany and not a British Regiment in sight - but I won't hold that against the author, as the rest of the book was superb.
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- Karon

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-02-2006
  • Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks