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Inge's war : a German woman's story of family, secrets, and survival under Hitler / Svenja O'Donnell.

O'Donnell, Svenja, (author.).
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  • 3 of 5 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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1 current hold with 5 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Fayette Co PL - Connersville 943.086 ODO (Text) 39230032035337 Adult New Books Available -
Flora-Monroe Twp PL - Flora 942.086 ODO (Text) 50825010780624 Non-Fiction Available -
Jackson Co PL - Seymour Main Library 943.086 O'DONNELL (Text) 9781984880215S On Order On order -
Putnam County Public Library - Main 943.086 ODO (Text) 30041002337929 New Book Section Available -
Thorntown PL - Thorntown 943.086 ODO (Text) 30034001350969 Adult Non-Fiction In process -

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  • ISBN: 9781984880215
  • ISBN: 1984880217
  • Physical Description: xiv, 303 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: [New York, New York] : Viking, [2020]

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Includes bibliographical references (pages 291-293) and index.
Summary, etc.:
"Growing up in Paris, the daughter of a German mother and an Irish father, Svenja O'Donnell knew little of her family's German past. All she knew was that her grandmother and her mother had fled their home city of K©œnigsberg in the far east of Germany near the end of World War II, never to return. But everything changed when O'Donnell traveled to K©œnigsberg -- now known as Kaliningrad, and part of Russia -- and called her grandmother, who uncharacteristically burst into tears. "I have so much to tell you," Inge said. In this [...] book, the [...] journalist vividly reconstructs the story of Inge's life from the rise of the Nazis through the brutal postwar years, from falling in love with a man who was sent to the Eastern Front just after she became pregnant with his child, to spearheading her family's flight as the Red Army closed in, her young daughter in tow. Ultimately, O'Donnell uncovers the act of violence that finally parted Inge from the man she loved; a terrible secret she had been keeping for more than six decades. In retracing her grandmother's footsteps, Svenja O'Donnell offers a rare window into a side of World War II we rarely see: a story not of heroes or villains, but of ordinary people, caught in the gears of history." -- Provided by publisher
Subject: World War, 1939-1945 > Personal narratives, German.
O'Donnell, Svenja > Family.

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