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Author Joubert, Irma, author.

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

Edition Unabridged.
Imprint [United States] : Thomas Nelson, Inc. : Made available through hoopla, 2015.
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Description 1 online resource (1 audio file (11hr., 57 min.)) : digital.
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Performer Read by Sarah Zimmerman.
Summary Six-year-old Gretl Schmidt is on a train bound for Aushwitz. Jakób Kowalski is planting a bomb on the tracks. As World War II draws to a close, Jakób 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 Jakób 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. Jakób 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, Jakób 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. -- Sound recordings.
Germans -- South Africa -- Fiction. -- Sound recordings.
Poland -- Fiction.
South Africa -- Fiction.
Added Author Zimmerman, Sarah (Actress), narrator.
hoopla digital.
ISBN 9780718078201 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
0718078209 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
Music No. MWT11686703
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