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Author: V S Alexander
Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Kennebec Large Print, ©2018 2018.
Series: Kennebec Large Print superior collection.
Edition/Format:   book_largeprint : Fiction : English : Large print editionView all editions and formats
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Amid the turbulence of World War II, a young German woman finds a precarious haven closer to the source of danger than she ever imagined--one that will propel her through the extremes of privilege and terror under Hitler's dictatorship. In early 1943, Magda Ritter's parents send her to relatives in Bavaria, hoping to keep her safe from the Allied bombs strafing Berlin. Young German women are expected to do their  Read more...
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Genre/Form: War fiction
Romance fiction
Historical fiction
Historial
Fiction
Large type books
Named Person: Adolf Hitler; Adolf Hitler
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: V S Alexander
ISBN: 9781432848446 1432848445
OCLC Number: 1013988570
Description: 539 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
Series Title: Kennebec Large Print superior collection.
Responsibility: V.S. Alexander.

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Amid the turbulence of World War II, a young German woman finds a precarious haven closer to the source of danger than she ever imagined--one that will propel her through the extremes of privilege and terror under Hitler's dictatorship. In early 1943, Magda Ritter's parents send her to relatives in Bavaria, hoping to keep her safe from the Allied bombs strafing Berlin. Young German women are expected to do their duty--working for the Reich or marrying to produce strong, healthy children. After an interview with the civil service, Magda is assigned to the Berghof, Hitler's mountain retreat. Only after weeks of training does she learn her assignment: she will be one of several young women tasting the Fuhrer's food, offering herself in sacrifice to keep him from being poisoned. Perched high in the Bavarian Alps, the Berghof seems worlds away from the realities of battle. although she knows better than to voice her misgivings about the war. But her love for a conspirator within the SS and her growing awareness of the Reich's atrocities draw Magda into a plot that will test her wits and loyalty in a quest for safety, freedom, and, ultimately, vengeance."--

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