Der Kommandant und das Mädchen

Author: Pam Jenoff

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 3955762017

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

View: 6606

Krakau 1941: Die Jüdin Emma muss zusehen, wie ihre Eltern über Nacht in das polnische Ghetto verschleppt werden. Ihr Mann Jacob ist bereits im Widerstand untergetaucht. Emma flüchtet sich in das Haus von Jacobs Tante. Aus der Jüdin Emma wird die Katholikin Anna. Bald aber bekommt sie einen heiklen Auftrag: Der deutsche Wehrmachtsoffizier Georg Richwalder findet Gefallen an dem aparten Mädchen, und diese Sympathie soll sich Anna für den Widerstand zunutze machen. Sie nimmt eine Stelle als Sekretärin im Krakauer Hauptquartier der Deutschen an, schmuggelt Passierscheine nach draußen, bespitzelt ihren Kommandanten. Die Ereignisse spitzen sich zu, als Anna merkt, dass sie sich in einen Mann verliebt hat, der ihr Volk, ihren Mann, ihre Eltern, verfolgt und tötet.

The Girl from Krakow

Author: Alex Rosenberg

Publisher: Lake Union Publishing

ISBN: 9781477830819

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 6100

It's 1935. Rita Feuerstahl comes to the university in Krakow intent on enjoying her freedom. But life has other things in store--marriage, a love affair, a child, all in the shadows of the oncoming war. When the war arrives, Rita is armed with a secret so enormous that it could cost the Allies everything, even as it gives her the will to live. She must find a way both to keep her secret and to survive amid the chaos of Europe at war. Living by her wits among the Germans as their conquests turn to defeat, she seeks a way to prevent the inevitable doom of Nazism from making her one of its last victims. Can her passion and resolve outlast the most powerful evil that Europe has ever seen? In an epic saga that spans from Paris in the '30s and Spain's Civil War to Moscow, Warsaw, and the heart of Nazi Germany, The Girl from Krakow follows one woman's battle for survival as entire nations are torn apart, never to be the same.

From Krakow to Krypton

Jews and Comic Books

Author: Arie Kaplan

Publisher: Jewish Publication Society

ISBN: 0827610432

Category: Art

Page: 240

View: 2867

Jews created the first comic book, the first graphic novel, the first comic book convention, the first comic book specialty store, and they helped create the underground comics (or "Comix") movement of the late '60s and early '70s. Many of the creators of the most famous comic books, such as Superman, Spiderman, X-Men, and Batman, as well as the founders of MAD Magazine, were Jewish. From Krakow to Krypton: Jews and Comic Books tells their stories and demonstrates how they brought a uniquely Jewish perspective to their work and to the comics industry as a whole. Over-sized and in full color, From Krakow to Krypton is filled with sidebars, cartoon bubbles, comic book graphics, original design sketches, and photographs. It is a visually stunning and exhilarating history.

A Country In The Moon

Travels In Search Of The Heart Of Poland

Author: Michael Moran

Publisher: Granta Books

ISBN: 9781847084934

Category: Travel

Page: 384

View: 6492

In this uproarious memoir and meticulously researched cultural journey, writer Michael Moran keeps company with a gallery of fantastic characters. In chronicling the resurrection of the nation from war and the Holocaust, he paints a portrait of the unknown Poland, one of monumental castles, primeval forests and, of course, the Poles themselves. This captivating journey into the heart of a country is a timely and brilliant celebration of a valiant and richly cultured people.

Der Trompeter von Krakau

eine Geschichte aus dem Polen des 15. Jahrhunderts

Author: Eric P. Kelly

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783772511028


Page: 218

View: 3150


The History of Love: A Novel

Author: Nicole Krauss

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393342840

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

View: 6638

ONE OF THE MOST LOVED NOVELS OF THE DECADE. A long-lost book reappears, mysteriously connecting an old man searching for his son and a girl seeking a cure for her widowed mother's loneliness. Leo Gursky taps his radiator each evening to let his upstairs neighbor know he’s still alive. But it wasn’t always like this: in the Polish village of his youth, he fell in love and wrote a book…Sixty years later and half a world away, fourteen-year-old Alma, who was named after a character in that book, undertakes an adventure to find her namesake and save her family. With virtuosic skill and soaring imaginative power, Nicole Krauss gradually draws these stories together toward a climax of "extraordinary depth and beauty" (Newsday).

Searching For Schindler

The true story behind the Booker Prize winning novel 'Schindler’s Ark'

Author: Thomas Keneally

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 184894019X

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 5530

A fascinating retelling of Oskar Schindler's extraordinary story and how it came to the world's attention through Thomas Keneally's Booker Prize-winning novel and the subsequent multiple Oscar-winning film, Schindler's List *27th January 2019: 25th anniversary of the movie, which will be re-released in the UK and Australia* In 1980 Thomas Keneally walked into a shop in Beverley Hills to buy a briefcase, an impulse that was to change his life. For the owner, Leopold Pfefferberg, had a story he'd been trying to interest writers and Hollywood in for years. It was the story of Oskar Schindler. In SEARCHING FOR SCHINDLER, Keneally describes how he went on to discover the full, extraordinary tale of the Aryan who risked his life to save hundreds of Jews in Nazi-occupied Poland, interviewing many of the survivors around the world. Here, for the first time, he fills in what happened to them, as well as to Schindler and his wife, in the decades after the war. And he gives a fascinating account of how his novel SCHINDLER'S ARK was published, its controversial winning of the Booker Prize, and the long road to its becoming the phenomenally successful film Schindler's List. Filled with entertaining anecdotes about the many people involved, from Steven Spielberg and Liam Neeson to Keneally's own family, SEARCHING FOR SCHINDLER gives a unique insight into the creation of a modern classic. Paying tribute to the irrepressible Poldek, it sheds renewed light on a remarkable instance of humanity amid the greatest inhumanity mankind has known.

Die Frau des Diplomaten

Author: Pam Jenoff

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 3862780600

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 6083

Mit Spannung erwartet: der zweite Roman von Bestseller-Autorin Pam Jenoff ("Der Kommandant und das Mädchen"). Deutschland 1945: Die Jüdin Marta hat den Naziterror überlebt. Als sie dem amerikanischen Soldaten Paul begegnet, beginnt sie auf eine glücklichere Zukunft zu hoffen. Aber der Plan, den Geliebten in London wiederzutreffen, scheitert: Pauls Flugzeug stürzt über dem Ärmelkanal ab! Schwanger und verzweifelt heiratet Marta den Diplomaten Simon Gold, der ihr eine Stelle als Sekretärin im britischen Außenministerium verschafft. Als sich der Verdacht erhärtet, dass es einen Spion in den Reihen der Regierung gibt, ist Marta die einzige, die den Verräter enttarnen kann: Eine dramatische Reise in die eigene Vergangenheit beginnt ...

Winning Authors

Profiles of the Newbery Medalists

Author: Kathleen Long Bostrom

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

ISBN: 9781563088773

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 338

View: 2748

Look behind the scenes, and learn more about the 76 fascinating authors who have garnered the prestigious Newbery Medal since it was established in 1922.

Matters of Honor

A Novel

Author: Louis Begley

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 9780307267313

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 2746

“Terrifically intelligent, moving, and entertaining.” –The New York Sun “With snappy dialogue [and] intelligent prose . . . Begley paints a memorable portrait of lasting friendship and of the strength required to step outside of the expectations that surround each of us.” –Rocky Mountain News At the beginning of the 1950s, three disparate young men are thrown together as roommates at Harvard College: Henry White, a Polish-Jewish refugee who survived World War II by hiding in Poland; Archibald P. Palmer III, an Army brat; and Sam Standish, ostensibly the scion of a fine New England family who has just learned that he was adopted at birth by parents he cannot respect. Each seeks to come to terms with his identity or to remake it altogether. Henry’s task is especially daunting: He is determined to live as an American, free of the shackles of his hideous past. But reinvention is a bargain with the devil, and over the years each will find that it comes at a high cost, challenging one’s honor and loyalty to parents, friends, and ultimately oneself. BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Louis Begley's Memories of a Marriage. “Absorbing . . . In full Henry James mode, Begley uses a lucid prose style to dispassionately eviscerate the upper classes even as he illuminates the true meaning of friendship.” –Booklist “The final moral crisis of Henry’s life [is] gorgeously evoked. . . . Begley’s analysis of class and anti-Semitism in America is often brilliant.” –The Washington Post Book World “A moving tale . . . [Begley’s] technique demands attention–and richly rewards it.” –The New York Observer “An elegant novel of enduring friendship.” –Publishers Weekly (starred review)

The Truth About Lou

A Novel After Salomé

Author: Angela Von der Lippe

Publisher: Counterpoint Press

ISBN: 1582436576

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 2260

From the shadows of the correspondences and the contradictions of biography, the elusive Salomé emerges in this boldly revealing fiction to tell her own story through the three major relationships of her life: at twenty-one she meets the smitten philosopher Nietzsche; at thirty-six she takes the fledgling poet Rilke as her first lover; and at fifty she wins the deep affection of Freud. Who was she really, Lou Salomé? Willful, conniving girl, controlling femme fatale, or nurturing literary muse? Drawing on neglected historical sources and deftly weaving in the presentday character Anna Kane in pursuit of Lou, von der Lippe layers what is known about Salomé with what can only be imagined. This is a story of love’s epiphanies and pain, a lost child, and the redemptive power of words.


A Novel

Author: Marlena de Blasi

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 0345521927

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 8903

Marlena de Blasi, the acclaimed author of such delectable memoirs as A Thousand Days in Venice and That Summer in Sicily, now brings her luminous prose to the world of fiction with this remarkable debut novel. Set against the backdrop of Europe as it moves inexorably toward World War II, Amandine follows a young orphan’s journey in search of her heritage. The story opens in Krakow in 1931, as a baby girl is conceived out of wedlock, the byproduct of a foolish heart and a tragic inheritance. The child’s grandmother, a countess, believes that she is protecting her daughter when she claims that the baby didn’t survive. In truth, however, she deposits the infant at a remote convent in the French countryside, leaving her with a great sum of money and in the care of a young governess named Solange. Solange takes it upon herself to give the child a distinctive name, Amandine, and the two form a special bond. But even Solange’s unconditional love cannot protect her charge. Mistrusted by both the abbess and the convent girls, the unusually astute and curious Amandine finds her childhood filled with challenges and questions: Who is she? Where does she come from? Eventually, Solange is forced to choose between the terrors of the convent and those of a global war looming outside its doors. Thus, with a purseful of worthless francs and a sack of provisions, the two flee north toward Solange’s childhood home. But what should have been a two-day journey by train becomes a perilous, years-long odyssey across Occupied France—and deeper into the treacheries of war. Tracing the flight of Amandine and Solange while peering into the lives of the countess and her daughter, Amandine’s mother, who still mourns and dreams of the child she thinks she lost forever, Marlena de Blasi’s epic novel winds its way toward a dramatic and compelling conclusion, as mother and daughter draw ever nearer. Amandine is a sumptuous tale of identity and survival, persistent hope and unexpected love. From the Hardcover edition.

Die Schande von Missoula

Vergewaltigung im Land der Freiheit

Author: Jon Krakauer

Publisher: Piper ebooks

ISBN: 3492973353

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 480

View: 4327

Die meisten Vergewaltiger kannten ihre Opfer vorher, wodurch die Strafverfolgung und die gerichtliche Suche nach der Wahrheit oft komplex und undurchsichtig ist und die vergewaltigten Frauen ein zweites Mal traumatisiert werden. In seinem neuen Buch beschäftigt sich Jon Krakauer mit Vergewaltigungsfällen in der amerikanischen Universitätsstadt Missoula. Minutiös und doch einfühlsam skizziert er die Ereignisse, die eine ganze Gesellschaft an der Frage nach Recht und Unrecht, Wahrheit und Lüge verzweifeln lassen, er spricht mit den Beschuldigten und den Opfern und schildert packend, wie schmerzhaft die Suche nach Gerechtigkeit und Sühne bei Gericht sein kann.

Contemporary Authors

A Bio-Bibliographical Guide to Current Writers in Fiction, General Nonfiction, Poetry, Journalism, Drama, Motion Pictures, Television, and Other Fields

Author: Thomson Gale

Publisher: Gale Cengage

ISBN: 9780787667047

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 452

View: 9162

Your students and users will find biographical information on approximately 300 modern writers in this volume of Contemporary Authors® .

Love & Defiance: The World War II Novels of Pam Jenoff

The Kommandant's Girl\The Diplomat's Wife\The Winter Guest\The Other Girl

Author: Pam Jenoff

Publisher: MIRA

ISBN: 1460379217

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 6675

Set against the backdrop of World War II, international bestselling author Pam Jenoff's critically acclaimed novels combine taut suspense and poignant love stories in a time when passions ran deep and trust was a luxury no one could afford. With heartrending emotion, Jenoff brings all the drama, romance and danger of the period to life! The Kommandant's Girl The loyalties of Emma Bau—a young Jewish bride hiding as a gentile in Nazi-occupied Krakow—are tested when she becomes involved with the high-ranking Nazi official from whom she's hoping to secure valuable information for the resistance. The Diplomat's Wife Marta Nederman is rescued from torture and interrogation at a Nazi prison by Paul, an American soldier, but their dreams of a home and family in the uneasy peace that follows the end of the war are soon threatened by a traitor connected to her past. The Winter Guest Eighteen-year-old Helena Nowak experiences love for the first time when she encounters a wounded allied pilot near the rural Polish home she shares with her twin sister, Ruth. But jealousy consumes Ruth, pitting sister against sister and provoking a shocking event that will affect their family forever. This box set includes: The Kommandant's Girl, The Diplomat's Wife, The Winter Guest and the bonus novella, The Other Girl.