My Enemy's Cradle

My Enemy's Cradle

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Cyrla lives with her Dutch relatives in Nazi-occupied Holland. She has been successfully hiding the fact that she is half-Jewish--until neighbors threaten to expose her identity. Through an cruel twist of fate, Cyrla enters a Lebensborn as her pregnant cousin, Anneke. Cyrla wants to keep her child, though, so she resolves to leave the maternity home before the baby is born. But an unexpected visit from the German soldier who fathered Anneke's baby complicates her plan to escape.
Publisher: Orlando, Fla. : Harcourt, c2008.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780151015375
Branch Call Number: FICTION Young Sara 03/2008
Characteristics: 365 p. ;,24 cm.


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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.

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Why does is the status: WITHDRAWN.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.

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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