My Enemy's Cradle

My Enemy's Cradle

Book - 2008
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Hiding out from the Nazis with her Dutch relatives, Cyrla, a half-Jewish girl, is confronted by a terrifying choice between certain discovery in her cousin's home and taking her pregnant cousin Annika's place in the Lebensborn, a maternity home for Aryangirls.
Publisher: Orlando : Harcourt, c2008
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780151015375
0151015376
Branch Call Number: FICTION YOUNG
Characteristics: 365 p.

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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Why does is the status: WITHDRAWN.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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