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  • ISBN: 9781415950463 (sound recording : OverDrive Audio Book)
  • ISBN: 1415950466 (sound recording : OverDrive Audio Book)
  • Publisher: New York : Books on Tape, 2004.

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General Note: Downloadable audio file.
Title from: Title details screen.
Duration: 11:06:46.
Participant or Performer Note: Read by Simon Prebble.
Summary, etc.: For the Wittgenstein family, the summer of 1915 was a time of both prosperity and unease, as the guns of war sound in the distance. But for eldest daughter, Beata, it was a time of awakening. By glimmering Lake Geneva, the Jewish beauty met a young French officer and fell in love. Even though her parents would never accept her marriage to a Catholic, Beata followed her heart anyway. As the two built a new life together, Beata's past would stay with her, and when Europe faces war once again, Beata must watch in horror as Hitler's terror threatens her family, even her daughter Amadea who has taken on the vows of a Carmelite nun. As family and friends are swept away without a trace, Amadea is forced into hiding, thus beginning a harrowing journey of survival, first in the Nazi death camps and then in the French resistance.
System Details Note: Requires OverDrive Media Console (file size: 159696 KB).
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: France > History > German occupation, 1940-1945 > Fiction.
World War, 1939-1945 > Underground movements > Fiction.
Christian converts from Judaism > Fiction.
World War, 1939-1945 > Women > Fiction.
Concentration camp inmates > Fiction.
Concentration camp escapes > Fiction.
Mothers and daughters > Fiction.
Women > Europe > Fiction.
Catholics > Fiction.
Nuns > Fiction.
Genre: Historical fiction.
War stories.

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