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Inge's War: A Story of Family, Secrets and Survival under Hitler

Inge's War: A Story of Family, Secrets and Survival under Hitler (Hardback)

By O'Donnell, Svenja

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What does it mean to be on the wrong side of history? Svenja's beautiful, aloof grandmother Inge never spoke about the past. All her family knew was that she had grown up in a city that no longer exists on any map: Koenigsberg in East Prussia, a footnote in history, a place that ...almost no one has heard of today. But when Svenja impulsively visits this windswept Baltic city, something unlocks in Inge and, finally, she begins to tell her story. It begins in the secret jazz bars of Hitler's Berlin. It is a story of passionate first love, betrayal, terror, flight, starvation and violence. As Svenja teases out the threads of her grandmother's life, retracing her steps all over Europe, she realises that there is suffering here on a scale that she had never dreamt of. And finally, she uncovers a desperately tragic secret that her grandmother has been keeping for sixty years. Inge's War listens to the voices that are often missing from our historical narrative - those of women caught up on the wrong side of history. It is a book about memory and heritage that interrogates the legacy passed down by those who survive. It also poses the questions: who do we allow to tell their story? What do we mean by family? And what will we do in order to survive?
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ISBN 9781529105452
Released NZ 6 Aug 2020
Publisher Ebury Publishing
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9781529105452
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-14 working days
Publisher Ebury Publishing
Imprint Ebury Press
Released 6 Aug 2020
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By O'Donnell, Svenja
Category Biography & Autobiography
True Stories: Discovery / Historical / Scientific
World History: Second World War
Military History
Battles & Campaigns
Number of Pages 320
Dimensions Width: 162mm
Height: 240mm
Spine: 162mm
Dewey Code 940.53092
Weight 536g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress World War, 1939-1945 - Russia Federation - Kaliningradskaia oblast, World War, 1939-1945 - Personal narratives
NBS Text Autobiography: Historical, Political & Military
ONIX Text General/trade