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I Am Germany

I Am Germany

Three years before the Holocaust came the first holocaust, the one that nobody hears about. It stole the lives of thousands of children.

In 1930s Germany, before the war, Anna Himmel was Henry Schultz’s secret first love and a child-prodigy violinist lauded as the embodiment of German high art and culture. But when the issue of reunification draws a grieving, widowed Henry back to Germany in 1989, decades after his family fled the growing Nazi threat, she is a shell of who she once was. As Anna reluctantly shares her story of trying to save a disabled little girl at Hartheim Castle, a covert Nazi euthanasia site, Henry starts to realize the insidiousness of the evils he left behind-and the consequences of trying to forget.

But she cannot bear to give voice to the end of the story. To answer once and for all the question of how normal people slip piecemeal into evil and whether Anna can ever reunify with who she once was, Henry sets out to Hartheim to find the ending himself. What he discovers there will change them both forever.

Pages: 216
Pub Date: 09-27-2022
Softcover: 17.95 9781646637751
Hardcover: 29.95 9781646637775


Michael Witt is a retired lawyer whose grandfather emigrated from Germany to America in the 1920s. His grandfather taught him to have a passion for German art and culture. Michael has a bachelor degree from Cornell University and a law degree from Rutgers University. He is an astronomy junkie whose bucket list includes traveling into outer space.

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