The Kommandant's Girl

The Kommandant's Girl

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In her luminous and groundbreaking debut, bestselling author Pam Jenoff shows the unimaginable sacrifices one woman must make in a time of war

Nineteen-year-old Emma Bau has been married only three weeks when Nazi tanks thunder into her native Poland. Within days Emma's husband, Jacob, is forced to disappear underground, leaving her imprisoned within the city's decrepit, moldering Jewish ghetto. But then, in the dead of night, the resistance smuggles her out. Taken to Krakow to live with Jacob's Catholic aunt, Krysia, Emma takes on a new identity as Anna Lipowski, a gentile.

Emma's already precarious situation is complicated by her introduction to Kommandant Richwalder, a high-ranking Nazi official who hires her to work as his assistant. Urged by the resistance to use her position to access details of the Nazi occupation, Emma must compromise her safety--and her marriage vows--in order to help Jacob's cause. As the atrocities of war intensify, Emma must make choices that will force her to risk not only her double life, but also the lives of those she loves.

Publisher: Don Mills, Ont. : MIRA, [2007]
Copyright Date: ♭2007
ISBN: 9780778320586
0778320588
Characteristics: 383 pages

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lgraf
Nov 18, 2017

What an incredible story! Couldn't put it down! The choices that people had to make in order to survive.
Highly recommend reading this book!
Will definitely be looking for other works by this author.

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jiggyq
Aug 16, 2017

was an awesome and moving story

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