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    Those Who Save Us PDF/EPUB ☆ Those Who PDF or the past is an old photograph: a family portrait showing Anna, Trudy, and a Nazi officer, the Obersturmfuhrer of BuchenwaldDriven 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 lifeCombining a passionate, doomed love story, a vivid evocation of life during the war, and a poignant motherdaughter drama, Those Who Save Us is a profound exploration of what we endure to survive and the legacy of shame."/>
  • Paperback
  • 479
  • Those Who Save Us
  • Jenna Blum
  • English
  • 05 October 2019
  • 9780156031660

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  1. Jenna Blum Jenna Blum says:

    Those Who Save Us PDF/EPUB ☆ Those Who PDF or those pdf, save book, Those Who pdf, Those Who Save UsThose Who Save Us PDFEPUBThis was the best debut novel I ever wrote!


  2. Lorna Lorna says:

    Those Who Save Us PDF/EPUB ☆ Those Who PDF or those pdf, save book, Those Who pdf, Those Who Save UsThose Who Save Us PDFEPUBUgh. What a terrible and yet compelling book. It's the oddest thing. I swung back and forth between giving it one star and giving it four. I chose one because overall it was terribly clunky and awkward. I felt as though the story was in the hands of an amateur who botched up too much to make the overall experience enjoyable. Or, as if the struggle


  3. Sammy Sammy says:

    Those Who Save Us PDF/EPUB ☆ Those Who PDF or those pdf, save book, Those Who pdf, Those Who Save UsThose Who Save Us PDFEPUBThis is one of those books that make you go, Wow. And I did go, Wow, when I put it down. Blum takes an enormous risk writing from the German perspective of the Holocaust, but it's a much needed risk. It's amazing how people still frown down on all Germans involved in the Holocaust, how persecuted and hated they became once


  4. Teri Teri says:

    Those Who Save Us PDF/EPUB ☆ Those Who PDF or those pdf, save book, Those Who pdf, Those Who Save UsThose Who Save Us PDFEPUBI found all the characters in this book to be tiresome and two-dimensional, often behaving unrealistically.

    Like Trudy, the woman who dresses as if she's in mourning for 50 years because she thinks she has a Nazi father.

    Or Max, the kindest and quietest soul, except when with no warning he pounces on the 19 year old Anna for rough sex without seeking consent, impregnating her with no regard to how her tyrannical Nazi father will react.

    And then Anna all but forgets about Max once she begins seeing the Officer. This whole portion of the book could have been interesting if it explored Anna's conflicting feelings and how they develop during the affair, but instead it just describes all the episodes of 'creative' Nazi sex. The whole I did it for my daughter would have been more compelling if the book showed a real relationship between Anna and the infant, but the only time they interact is when the officer visits and Anna tells her to stay


  5. Brian Brian says:

    Those Who Save Us PDF/EPUB ☆ Those Who PDF or those pdf, save book, Those Who pdf, Those Who Save UsThose Who Save Us PDFEPUBHow good was this book? So good I want to tell everyone about it, which in turn caused me to remember I joined this site but never posted on it because I hadn't been motivated until now.

    Anna is a young woman living in 1940s Germany who becomes involved in a relationship with a Jewish doctor -- you can guess without me having to say anything the far-reaching consequences this will have, and it sets into motion all that follows.

    Fifty years later her daughter Trudy, a professor of German history at a Minnesota college, sets about unearthing the details of her mother's old life and the accompanying impact it has had on her own.

    Those Who Save Us bounces back and forth between the past and the presen


  6. Erin Erin says:

    Those Who Save Us PDF/EPUB ☆ Those Who PDF or those pdf, save book, Those Who pdf, Those Who Save UsThose Who Save Us PDFEPUBThe contemporary story was as compelling as the historical narrative which is set in Nazi Germany and focuses on the reaction of the German people to the brutality and horror of that war. I felt myself reflected as a lover of history to empathize with Trudy's passionate zeal to uncover the truths so long hidden from her.

    In contrast, I felt myself equally sympathizing and understanding why Anna was compelled to keep her own war secrets hidden. One of my favorite parts of the book is Anna telling Trudy that some pain from that time period cannot be shared with one another. I applaud Jenna Blum for taking the time to also remind us of the civilian casualties that suffered their own private hell during the war.

    At times, the third person narrative made me feel as if I was watching all of these events from the other side of the window. However, this shifted when the story focused more on Anna and her pain just seemed to drip from the page


  7. MaryTank MaryTank says:

    Those Who Save Us PDF/EPUB ☆ Those Who PDF or those pdf, save book, Those Who pdf, Those Who Save UsThose Who Save Us PDFEPUBWell written, fast read. I have often wondered how and why the German people accepted what was happening during WWII? This book describes how many, if not most, were just trying to survive during difficult times. However others truly believed in what was happening which is called patriotism regardless the right or wrong of it.

    Contrary to my book club I do not believe Anna fell in love with the Oberstrumfuhrer. I believe she was a victim of the trauma caused by her dependency on him for survival for her daughte


  8. Barbara H Barbara H says:

    Those Who Save Us PDF/EPUB ☆ Those Who PDF or those pdf, save book, Those Who pdf, Those Who Save UsThose Who Save Us PDFEPUBWhile visiting the Holocaust Museum in Washington, DC, one encounters many horrifying exhibits. There is an huge atrium, with a ceiling which seems endlessly tall. Around this room, covering all of the wall surfaces, there are photographs. There are happy families posing for group photos, babies with their toothless grins, little girls with pigtails, boys flying kites, sober individual shots for graduations, little men at their Bar Mitzvahs,loving couples gazing into eachother's eyes - all people doing normal things, living their lives. These were all Jewish Holocaust victims. It is impossible to view these mementos without tears. Further along and in many spots, there are videos of a variety of related incedents. One vivid scene was that of American soldiers escorting the townspeople to Buchenwald to observe the horrifying remnants


  9. Jeanie Jeanie says:

    Those Who Save Us PDF/EPUB ☆ Those Who PDF or those pdf, save book, Those Who pdf, Those Who Save UsThose Who Save Us PDFEPUBI thoroughly enjoyed this book. Quite engrossing. A definite page turner and one that I felt I couldn't put down & would stay up to the wee-hours reading. :-)

    The imagery was unreal as well. Everything that was described, I could picture/envision. This book was a difficult topic, but the style of writing was easy to comprehend.

    So many WWII books deal with stories and tragedies of the Jews (as they should); however, this book, told the story of the sacrifices and occurrences of what everyday Germans went through. Not the upper class or members of the party & Reich or SS, but normal citizens. Even though they may not have gone to the camps, rations were few & far between, and the cruelty that they had to endure all for the Motherland was overwhelming. It still boggles my mind as to the things that these officers did. And to ask if they're human is


  10. Chrissie Chrissie says:

    Those Who Save Us PDF/EPUB ☆ Those Who PDF or those pdf, save book, Those Who pdf, Those Who Save UsThose Who Save Us PDFEPUBNo way was this an enjoyable book! It was excruciatingly difficult....but the end was beautiful, and that saved the book for me. Before choosing this book I read through reviews. One friend says in her review that the main character, Anna, a gentile German, was both naïve and uninformed when the story opens. I certainly agree. This detracts. Putting it another way, several of the characters behave unconvincingly. Their actions are construed. Three examples follow in the spoiler.

    (view spoiler)[I never even felt love grow between


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Those Who Save UsThose Who Save Us PDF/EPUB ☆ Those Who PDF or those pdf, save book, Those Who pdf, Those Who Save UsThose Who Save Us PDF/EPUBFor fifty years, Anna Schlemmer has refused to talk about her life in Germany during Those Who PDF or 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 Obersturmfuhrer of BuchenwaldDriven 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 lifeCombining a passionate, doomed love story, a vivid evocation of life during the war, and a poignant motherdaughter drama, Those Who Save Us is a profound exploration of what we endure to survive and the legacy of shame.


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