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The girl from the train / Irma Joubert ; translation by Elsa Silke.

Joubert, Irma, (author.). Silke, Elsa, (translator.).
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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Evergreen Indiana.

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0 current holds with 1 total copy.

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Thorndike Press large print Christian historical fiction.
Thorndike Press large print Christian historical fiction.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Scott County PL - Scottsburg FIC JOU (Text) 35830801830695 Fiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781410495693
  • ISBN: 141049568
  • Physical Description: 601 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 597-598)
Summary, etc.:
"Six-year-old Gretl Schmidt is on a train bound for Auschwitz. Polish Resistance fighter Jakob Kowalski is planting a bomb on the tracks to destroy a German troop transport, but Gretl's unscheduled train reaches the bomb first. When Jakob discovers her, the only survivor, guilt and compassion prompt him to take her home. She can't stay with his Catholic family forever, so Jakob sends Gretl to South Africa, where German war orphans are promised bright futures. But the two have formed a bond of love that no circumstances can overcome."-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Jewish children in the Holocaust > Fiction.
Orphans > Fiction.
Holocaust survivors > Fiction.
World War, 1939-1945 > Poland > Fiction.
South Africa > Fiction.
Genre: Large type books.

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