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By Roberta Kagan

A historic Holocaust novel, encouraged by way of genuine occasions that happened in Nazi occupied Germany

FACT: In 1935, the Nazis demonstrated a software known as “The Lebensborn.”

Their schedule, used to be to genetically engineer ideal Aryan young children.

These youngsters have been to be the recent grasp race, as soon as Hitler had cleared all bad parts (Jews, Gypsies, and everybody else the Nazi's felt had no correct to stay) out of Europe. inside a yr the 1st Lebensborn establishment was once equipped and this system used to be underway.

"A Flicker Of Light"

The 12 months is 1943....

The forests of Munich are crawling with hazard lower than the rule of thumb of "The 3rd Reich," yet so one can retailer the lifetime of her unborn baby Petra Jorgenson needs to get away from the house for the Lebensborn. by myself, seven months pregnant, penniless and ever threatened by means of the watchful eyes of the armed guards within the overhead tower, she waits till the useless of a frozen iciness evening. Then, Petra climbs less than the flesh shredding barbed twine that surrounds the institute and on the probability of being captured and murdered she runs headlong into the terrifying desolate woods.

Even in the course of one of many darkest classes within the historical past of mankind, whilst terrible acts of cruelty turned general and Germany appeared to have long gone loopy following the course of a madman, occasionally usual humans took huge hazards and proved to be unforeseen heroes. or even via there have been those that could try and smash it, real love could succeed. the following, during this misplaced land governed via human monsters, Petra will research that even if confronted with what seems to be the tip of the realm if one seems to be demanding sufficient there's regularly "A Flicker Of Light."

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The right-hand column had not moved. Dr. Mengele ordered all doctors to step forward; he then approached the new group, composed of some fifty doctors, and asked those who had studied in a German university, 42 Auschwitz who had a thorough knowledge of pathology and had practiced forensic medicine, to step forward. “Be very careful,” he added. “You must be equal to the task; for if you’re not . ” and his menacing gesture left little to the imagination. I glanced at my companions. Perhaps they were intimidated.

Mengele crossed to one of them, a man of about fifty, whose head was shaved clean. Since I was standing a few steps behind the Obersturmführer, it was impossible for me to hear what they were saying. Dr. Sentkeller, a prisoner, and, as I later learned, the F Camp doctor, nodded his head 45 Auschwitz in assent. At his request, I approached another prisoner’s desk. The clerk rummaged for some file cards, then asked me a number of questions about myself, recorded the answers both on the card and in a large book, and handed the card to an SS guard.

It hasn’t been used for some time. As a matter of fact, I don’t know of any specialist in the camp who’s qualified to perform dissections, and I wouldn’t be a bit surprised to learn that your presence here is tied in with Dr. ” The very thought dampened my spirits, for I had pictured myself working in a modern dissecting room, not in this camp shed. In the course of my entire medical career I had never had to work with such defective instruments as these, or in a room so primitively equipped. Even when I had been called into the provinces on cases of murder and suicide, 55 Auschwitz where the autopsy had had to be performed on the spot, I had been better equipped and installed.

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