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The Light after the war

"Inspired by the true story of one woman’s extraordinary journey to forge a new life after escaping a train bound for Auschwitz. In 1946 two young Hungarian refugees arrive in Naples after losing everyone they loved before the war. Vera Frankel and her best friend, Edith Ban, are haunted by their terrifying escape from a train headed for Auschwitz after their mothers threw them from the carriage, promising they would follow. But instead the girls find themselves alone in a frozen, alien land. They manage to find refuge and barter for their lives by working on an isolated farm in Austria until the end of the war. Armed with a letter of recommendation from an American general, Vera finds work and new hope at the United States Embassy and, despite her best intentions, falls in love the handsome and enigmatic Captain Anton Wight. But when Anton suddenly disappears, Vera is forced to drastically change course. Their quest to rebuild their lives takes Vera and Edith from Naples to Ellis Island to Venezuela and finally Sydney as they carve out careers – and find love. Heartbreakingly moving and compelling, The Light After the War is inspired by the true story of the author’s Holocaust survivor mother." -- Back cover.

Item Information
Barcode Shelf Location Collection Volume Ref. Branch Status Due Date Res.
32320004644328 F
Fiction-Adult   East Maitland library . . On Loan . 14 Apr 2020
32320004644948 F
Fiction-Adult   Maitland library . . On Loan . 15 Apr 2020
32320004644310 F
Fiction-Adult   Rutherford library . . Available .  
32320004700005 F
Fiction-Adult   Thornton library . . On Loan . 8 Apr 2020
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Field name Details
ISBN 9781760852405 (pbk.)
Classification Number F
Author Abriel, Anita
Title The Light after the war [BK]
"Inspired by the true story of one woman’s extraordinary journey to forge a new life after escaping a train bound for Auschwitz. In 1946 two young Hungarian refugees arrive in Naples after losing everyone they loved before the war. Vera Frankel and her best friend, Edith Ban, are haunted by their terrifying escape from a train headed for Auschwitz after their mothers threw them from the carriage, promising they would follow. But instead the girls find themselves alone in a frozen, alien land. They manage to find refuge and barter for their lives by working on an isolated farm in Austria until the end of the war. Armed with a letter of recommendation from an American general, Vera finds work and new hope at the United States Embassy and, despite her best intentions, falls in love the handsome and enigmatic Captain Anton Wight. But when Anton suddenly disappears, Vera is forced to drastically change course. Their quest to rebuild their lives takes Vera and Edith from Naples to Ellis Island to Venezuela and finally Sydney as they carve out careers – and find love. Heartbreakingly moving and compelling, The Light After the War is inspired by the true story of the author’s Holocaust survivor mother." -- Back cover.
Subject Auschwitz (Concentration camp)
Auschwitz (Concentration camp)
Historical fiction
Romance fiction
Man-woman relationships -- Fiction
Australian fiction
Interpersonal relations -- Fiction
World War, 1939-1945 -- Refugees -- Fiction
Holocaust survivors -- Fiction
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