It is 1963 and life is on the up and up for twenty-four-year-old Eva Bruhns. But when she is appointed as a translator at the Frankfurt Auschwitz Trials, she is abruptly exposed to Germany's war history, calling into question everything she thinks she knows about her country, her family and herself.
Unique in its perspective, this is a compelling coming-of-age story with a courageous and memorable heroine intent on confronting the truth.
All of the group enjoyed reading the book. We thought it was interesting to view Auschwitz from a young German perspective. We all felt there were too many unexplained situations and unfinished storylines however.
Overall all found this a thought provoking and well-written book - gave an interesting perspective and resulted in good discussion.
The majority enjoyed the book and felt it was well-written.
An excellent book! Lots of interesting discussion. We learnt a lot.
Most enjoyed this. Great to have a different perspective on post war Germany.
We all loved this book.
The group enjoyed the book, some of the readers didn't know of such atrocities and the court cases. At the beginning we all thought it was another war story, but we were very surprised and enjoyed the read.
All enjoyed the book, and found it thought-provoking. Liked the way it was written. Wide ranging discussion. Excellent choice.