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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, Jakâob 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 Jakâob 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. Jakâob 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, Jakâob 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."--Page 4 of cover
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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Joubert, Irma
Dewey number
839.3636
Index
no index present
LC call number
PT6592.2.O795
LC item number
V4713 2015
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Silke, Elsa
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  • Afrikaans fiction
  • Poland
  • South Africa
  • Holocaust survivors
  • Germans
  • Poland
  • South Africa
  • Afrikaans fiction
  • Germans
  • Holocaust survivors
  • Poland
  • South Africa
  • Roman
  • Afrikaans
Label
The girl from the train, Irma Joubert ; translation by Elsa Silke
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Includes discussion questions
  • "Only at Target. Includes exclusive bonus material"--Cover
  • Signed by author
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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
xiv, 398 pages
Isbn
9780718099824
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)914587420
Label
The girl from the train, Irma Joubert ; translation by Elsa Silke
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Includes discussion questions
  • "Only at Target. Includes exclusive bonus material"--Cover
  • Signed by author
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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
xiv, 398 pages
Isbn
9780718099824
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)914587420

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