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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
"A sweeping international love story that celebrates the triumph of the human spirit over the inhumanities of war and prejudice. Six-year-old Gretl and her sister jump from a train bound for Auschwitz, her mother and grandmother unable to squeeze between the bars covering the windows. The daughter of a German soldier, Gretl understands very little about how her grandmothers Jewishness brought her first to the ghetto, then to the train, and now, to the Polish countryside where she wanders, searching for food and water for her dying sister. Soon, Gretl finds refuge with Jakob, a Polish freedom fighter, and his family, where she is sheltered until the end of the war; Gretl is then sent away to a new life, a new name, and a new faith in Apartheid-era South Africa. As she comes of age in this strange place, she confronts its prejudices as she hides the truth of her past from her new family. When Jakob makes his way to South Africa many years later, Gretl and Jakob are reunited in a love story that transcends time and distance and survives the ravages of hatred and war"--
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
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10449843
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Joubert, Irma
Dewey number
839.3636
Index
no index present
LC call number
PT6592.2.O795
LC item number
V4713 2015
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Silke, Elsa
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Jewish girls
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • South Africa
  • Poland
Target audience
adult
Label
The girl from the train, Irma Joubert ; translation by Elsa Silke
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
  • 896860940
  • (OCoLC)896860940
Label
The girl from the train, Irma Joubert ; translation by Elsa Silke
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
  • 896860940
  • (OCoLC)896860940

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