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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 (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By O'Donnell, Svenja

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            What does it mean to be on the wrong side of history? But when Svenja impulsively visits this windswept Baltic city, something unlocks in Inge and, finally, she begins to tell her story.

            ISBN 9781529105469
            Released NZ 28 Apr 2020
            Publisher Ebury Publishing
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            When Time Stopped: A Memoir of My Father's War and What Remains

            When Time Stopped: A Memoir of My Father's War and What Remains (Trade Paperback / Paperback, ANZ Only)

            By Neumann, Ariana

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            'It's not always a grim story. Alongside anger and despair there is love and hope. But the message is stark. This is the way bullies work. When Time Stopped is more than just history. It's a warning.' Michael Palin In this remarkably moving memoir Ariana Neumann dives into the se...crets of her father's past: years spent hiding in plain sight in wartorn Berlin, the annihilation of dozens of family members in the Holocaust, and the courageous choice to build anew. In 1941, the first Neumann family member was taken by the Nazis, arrested in German-occupied Czechoslovakia for bathing in a stretch of river forbidden to Jews. He was transported to Auschwitz. Eighteen days later his prisoner number was entered into the morgue book. Of thirty-four Neumann family members, twenty-five were murdered by the Nazis. One of the survivors was Hans Neumann, who, to escape the German death net, travelled to Berlin and hid in plain sight under the Gestapo's eyes. What Hans experienced was so unspeakable that, when he built an industrial empire in Venezuela, he couldn't bring himself to talk about it. All his daughter Ariana knew was that something terrible had happened. When Hans died, he left Ariana a small box filled with letters, diary entries and other memorabilia. Ten years later Ariana finally summoned the courage to have the letters translated and she began reading. What she discovered launched her on a worldwide search that would deliver indelible portraits of a family loving, finding meaning, and trying to survive amid the worst that can be imagined. When Time Stopped is an unputdownable detective story and an epic family memoir, spanning nearly ninety years and crossing oceans. Neumann brings each relative to vivid life. In uncovering her father's story after all these years, she discovers nuance and depth to her own history and liberates poignant and thought-provoking truths about the threads of humanity that connect us all.
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            ISBN 9781471192937
            Released NZ 1 Mar 2020
            Publisher Simon & Schuster Ltd
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            Crossing the Lines: The story of three homosexual New Zealand soldiers in WWII
              

            Crossing the Lines: The story of three homosexual New Zealand soldiers in WWII (Paperback)

            By Coutts, Brent

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            • Pub Date
              30 Jun 20

            In Crossing the Lines, Brent Coutts brings to light the previously untold history of New Zealand homosexual soldiers in World War II, drawing on the experiences of ordinary men who lived through extraordinary times.

            ISBN 9781988592381
            Published NZ 30 Jun 2020
            Publisher Otago University Press
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            The Railway Girls
             

            The Railway Girls (Paperback)

            By Thomas, Maisie

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            • Pub Date
              9 Jul 20

            The first novel in the utterly brilliant Railway Girls series. Beneath a vast tiled map showing the lines of the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway network, a series of seven bronze panels recorded the names of the men of the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway who gave their lives fo...r King and Country in the Great War - a total of 1,460 names.
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            ISBN 9781787463967
            Released NZ 9 Jul 2020
            Publisher Cornerstone
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            The Ratline: Love, Lies and Justice on the Trail of a Nazi Fugitive

            The Ratline: Love, Lies and Justice on the Trail of a Nazi Fugitive (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Sands, Philippe, QC

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            The new book by the winner of the Baillie Gifford Prize and author of the Sunday Times bestseller EAST WEST STREET - a historical detective story that sets out to uncover the truth behind what happened to leading Nazi Otto von Wachter

            ISBN 9781474608138
            Released NZ 28 Apr 2020
            Publisher Orion Publishing
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            A Ration Book Wedding
             

            A Ration Book Wedding (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Main)

            By Fullerton, Jean

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            Jean Fullerton, the queen of the East End, returns with a wonderful new nostalgic novel. Because in the darkest days of the Blitz, love is more important than ever.

            ISBN 9781786496096
            Released NZ 7 May 2020
            Publisher Atlantic Books
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            Series Ration Book series
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            Franci's War: The incredible true story of one woman's survival of the Holocaust

            Franci's War: The incredible true story of one woman's survival of the Holocaust (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Epstein, Franci

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            In the summer of 1942, twenty-two year-old Franci Rabinek Epstein arrived at Terezin, a concentration camp and ghetto forty miles north of her home in Prague. It would be the beginning of her six-year journey through several camps during the Second World War, from Terezin to Ausc...hwitz-Birkenau, to forced labor in Hamburg and finally Bergen-Belsen. After the camp's liberation by the British in April 1945, she returned to Prague, a survivor. Franci was known in her group as the Prague seamstress. Hers is a story of ingenuity and endurance- she pretended to be an electrican to escape the Auschwitz selection, secretly fighting for the survival of her fellow inmates. Franci also gives voice to the darker side of women in war - rape and prostitiution - offering an insight into the resilience of people in an unknowable situation.
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            ISBN 9780241441107
            Released NZ 31 Mar 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The Splendid and the Vile: A Saga of Churchill, Family and Defiance During the Blitz

            The Splendid and the Vile: A Saga of Churchill, Family and Defiance During the Blitz (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Larson, Erik

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            The #1 New York Times bestselling author delivers a startlingly fresh portrait of Winston Churchill and London during the Blitz.

            ISBN 9780008274979
            Released NZ 1 Apr 2020
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            Code Name: Lise: The true story of Odette Sansom, WWII's most highly decorated spy
             

            Code Name: Lise: The true story of Odette Sansom, WWII's most highly decorated spy (Paperback)

            By Loftis, Larry

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            1942. Odette Sansom decides to follow in her war hero father's footsteps by becoming an SOE agent to aid Britain and her beloved homeland, France. Five failed attempts and one plane crash later, she lands in occupied France to begin her mission. This is portrait of true courage, ...patriotism and love amidst unimaginable horrors and degradation.
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            ISBN 9781912624713
            Released NZ 20 Feb 2020
            Publisher Mirror Books
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            A Delayed Life: The true story of the Librarian of Auschwitz

            A Delayed Life: The true story of the Librarian of Auschwitz (Paperback)

            By Kraus, Dita

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            The powerful, heart-breaking memoir of Dita Kraus, THE LIBRARIAN OF AUSCHWITZDita Kraus was born in Prague in 1929 - in her powerful new memoir she writes about her childhood before the war and then during the Nazi-occupation that saw her and her family sent to the Jewish ghetto ...at Terezin and from there to Auschwitz and then Bergen-Belsen.
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            ISBN 9781529106053
            Released NZ 4 Feb 2020
            Publisher Ebury Publishing
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