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The German House
The German House | Annette Hess
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Set against the Frankfurt Auschwitz Trials of 1963, Annette Hess's international bestseller is a harrowing yet ultimately uplifting coming-of-age story about a young female translator--caught between societal and familial expectations and her unique ability to speak truth to power--as she fights to expose the dark truths of her nation's past. For twenty-four-year-old Eva Bruhn, World War II is a foggy childhood memory. At the war's end, Frankfurt was a smoldering ruin, severely damaged by the Allied bombings. But that was two decades ago. Now it is 1963, and the city's streets, once cratered are smooth and paved. Shiny new stores replace scorched rubble. Eager for her wealthy suitor, Jrgen Schoorman, to propose, Eva dreams of starting a new life away from her parents and sister. But Eva's plans are turned upside down when an American investigator, David Miller, hires her as a translator for a war crimes trial. As she becomes more deeply involved in the Frankfurt Trials, Eva begins to question her family's silence on the war and her future. Why do her parents refuse to talk about what happened? What are they hiding? Does she really love Jrgen and will she be happy as a housewife? Though it means going against the wishes of her family and her lover, Eva, propelled by her own conscience, joins a team of fiery prosecutors determined to bring the Nazis to justice--a decision that will help change the present and the past of her nation.
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Michellesibs
The German House | Annette Hess
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I haven't read much about the after years of the holocaust and I feel more informed having read this.
See my full review here:
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/3051962443

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Lifeisasnap
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“When we opened the doors, some of the prisoners were still alive. About one third. It had been too little gas. The procedure was repeated with double the amount. We waited two days to open the doors this time. The operation was a success.”

Thanks to #Netgalley, #harpercollins and #annettehess for the opportunity to read this novel in lieu of my honest review.

Soubhiville Oh my god that‘s horrifying. 4w
Lifeisasnap @Soubhiville right? This book is about the trials after WWII some 20 years later. Not the Nuremberg Trials though, those were the years after like 1946 or so. (edited) 4w
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SilversReviews
The German House | Annette Hess
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A MUST READ.

FULL REVIEW 12/3.

It is 1963 in Germany where the Frankfurt trials are ready to get underway.

Ms. Hess has a writing style that will pull you in and have you completely absorbed in the book. Her research is impeccable.

THE GERMAN HOUSE is a book that historical fiction fans will devour.

You do not want to miss reading this book...it is an impressive, powerful, thought-provoking read. 5/5

AmyG Good review. Thanks and stacked. 1mo
SilversReviews @AmyG Thank you....it is SO good. 1mo
Crazeedi Stacking, sound excellent 1mo
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Cathythoughts Yes great review ! Stacked 1mo
SilversReviews @Crazeedi It is an excellent read. 1mo
SilversReviews @Cathythoughts Thanks!!! Enjoy when you read it. 1mo
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The German House | Annette Hess
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This novel will stay with you forever, imprinted on your mind, a history never to be forgotten. The writing style‘s phenomenal, unique with respect to the quick change between characters but effortlessly keeping the story in line with the plot. This novel does a superb job with descriptive emotional detail but from a courtroom setting therefore as a reader, I took in the situation on an objective level instead of an over emotional depressing one.

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