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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
Creator
Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • afr
  • eng
Summary
As World War II draws to a close, Jakób 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 Jakób 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. Jakób 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, Jakób 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
Member of
Summary
A young girl who escaped a train bound for Auschwitz is taken in by a Polish freedom fighter for the duration of the war, only to meet up with him years later in Apartheid-era South Africa
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
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10449843
Cataloging source
DLC
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Joubert, Irma
Dewey number
839.3636
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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Silke, Elsa
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True
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  • Afrikaans fiction
  • Afrikaans fiction
  • Courage
  • Coming of age
  • Poland
  • Africa
Target audience
adult
Label
The girl from the train, Irma Joubert ; translation by Elsa Silke
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Scheduled to be published January 2016
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000056118706
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
x, 370 pages
Isbn
9780529102379
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2014047546
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)896860940
Label
The girl from the train, Irma Joubert ; translation by Elsa Silke
Publication
Copyright
Note
Scheduled to be published January 2016
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000056118706
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
x, 370 pages
Isbn
9780529102379
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2014047546
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)896860940

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