An incredible story of a German Jewish family from Freiburg, Germany named Gunzberger who had to leave the country in 1938 to avoid the Nazis. They left for France by train. The daughter, Hanna, would change her name to Janine which she would keep the rest of her life. She wanted to expunge anything to do with German to try and save herself. It was while they were living in Mulhouse, that Janine met Roland, a Catholic Frenchman. He would be her love, forever. Four years later, the family had to escape from France and took a ship to Casablanca, Cuba. Janine and Roland were separated never knowing if they would see one another again.
This book is tremendous. You feel as if you are reading a sweeping epic. The writing is superb and very hard to put down. Search the DCLS catalog