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Author Joubert, Irma, author.

Title The girl from the train [electronic resource] / Irma Joubert.

Publication Info. [United States]: Thomas Nelson, Inc., 2015.
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Description 1 online resource (1 audio file (11hr., 57 min.)) : digital.
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online resource cr rdacarrier
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Note Unabridged.
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Performer Read by Sarah Zimmerman.
Summary Six-year-old Gretl Schmidt is on a train bound for Aushwitz. Jak̤b Kowalski is planting a bomb on the tracks. As World War II draws to a close, Jak̤b 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 Jak̤b 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. Jak̤b 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, Jak̤b 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.
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject Poland -- 20th century -- Fiction.
South Africa -- 20th century -- Fiction.
Holocaust survivors -- Fiction.
Germans -- South Africa -- Fiction.
Poland -- Fiction.
South Africa -- Fiction.
Added Author Zimmerman, Sarah (Actress), narrator.
hoopla digital.
Added Title Meisje uit de trein. English. Spoken word
ISBN 9780718078201 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
0718078209 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
Music No. MWT11686703

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