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The Resource The girl from the train, Irma Joubert ; translation by Elsa Silke

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

Label
The girl from the train
Title
The girl from the train
Statement of responsibility
Irma Joubert ; translation by Elsa Silke
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Author
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Genre
Language
  • eng
  • afr
  • eng
Summary
Six-year-old Gretl Schmidt is on a train bound for Aushwitz. Jakob Kowalski is planting a bomb on the tracks. As World War II draws to a close, Jakob fights with the Polish resistance against the crushing forces of Germany and Russia. They intend to destroy a German troop transport, but Gretl's unscheduled train reaches the bomb first. Gretl is the only survivor. Though spared from the concentration camp, the orphaned German Jew finds herself lost in a country hostile to her people. When Jakob discovers her, guilt and fatherly compassion prompt him to take her in. For three years, the young man and little girl form a bond over the secrets they must hide from his Catholic family. But she can't stay with him forever. Jakob sends Gretl to South Africa, where German war orphans are promised bright futures with adoptive Protestant families so long as Gretl's Jewish roots, Catholic education, and connections to communist Poland are never discovered. Separated by continents, politics, religion, language, and years, Jakob and Gretl will likely never see each other again. But the events they have both survived and their belief that the human spirit can triumph over the ravages of war have formed a bond of love that no circumstances can overcome
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DLC
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Joubert, Irma
Dewey number
839.3/636
Index
no index present
LC call number
PT6593.2.O8314
LC item number
T8713 2017
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Silke, Elsa
Series statement
Thorndike Press large print Christian historical fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • World War (1939-1945)
  • Jewish children in the Holocaust
  • Orphans
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Holocaust survivors
  • Adopted children
  • Large type books
  • Adopted children
  • Holocaust survivors
  • Jewish children in the Holocaust
  • Large type books
  • Orphans
  • Poland
  • South Africa
Label
The girl from the train, Irma Joubert ; translation by Elsa Silke
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 597-598)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
601 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410495693
Lccn
2016041497
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)959257998
  • (OCoLC)ocn959257998
Label
The girl from the train, Irma Joubert ; translation by Elsa Silke
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 597-598)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
601 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410495693
Lccn
2016041497
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)959257998
  • (OCoLC)ocn959257998

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