The Girl from the Train Paperback

by Irma Joubert

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Jumping from a train for Auschwitz,Gretl is parted from family.Refuge is found but will she ever know hope or love again?

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The Girl from the Train

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Six-year-old Gretl Schmidt is on a train bound for Auschwitz. Jak?b Kowalski is planting a bomb on the tracks.

As World War II draws to a close, Jak?b fights with the Polish resistance against the crushing forces of Germany and Russia. They mean 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 Jak?b discovers her, guilt and fatherly compassion prompt him to take her home. 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. Jak?b 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, Jak?b 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.

The Girl from the Train by Irma Joubert was published by World Publishing Co in October 2015 and is our 27171st best seller. The ISBN for The Girl from the Train is 9780529102379.

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Details for The Girl from the Train

Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback / softback
Items in Pack36
PublisherWorld Publishing Co (October 2015)
Number of Pages384
Thickness22 mm
Height143 mm
Width213 mm
Product Code4316115
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