My Enemy's Cradle

My Enemy's Cradle

Book - 2008
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Terrible choices face cousins Annika and Cyrla. For collaborator Annika it is the risk of losing her baby to the German authorities; for the half-Jewish Cyrla the risk of discovery. Together they hatch a daring subterfuge. If Cyrla takes Annika's place in the state maternity home... Is that really the safest place?
Publisher: 2008
ISBN: 9780007266791
Branch Call Number: AF YOUN

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SuzeParker
Mar 11, 2017

Despite having read lots of novels set in WWII, this book was my first exposure to Nazi Germany's Lebensborn program for young women who were pregnant with "good German soldiers'" babies. The Lebensborn women ate well and were well cared for during their pregnancies. But for the protagonist, Cyrla, who's half Jewish, pregnant with her Jewish lover's child and in the Lebensborn under an assumed identity, the experience comes with high risk. While a little predictable, this was a well-written book that gave me insight into a new aspect of WWI.

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Mickeyt
Mar 30, 2015

Loved this book. At the end of each chapter just had to read on and couldn't stop!

annredpath98 Mar 28, 2015

Why does is the status: WITHDRAWN.
It appears this title is in the library's collection.

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nicole_jesusfreak
Oct 19, 2010

amazingly heartbreaking.
this book is an unique look at the holocaust and the pregnant women involved! if you like reading about the holocaust i recommend this.

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