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The seventh cross
The seventh cross
Seghers, Anna, 1900-19832018
Seven prisoners escape from Westhofen concentration camp. Seven crosses are erected in the grounds and the commandant vows to capture the fugitives within a week. Six men are caught quickly, but George Heisler slips through his pursuers' fingers and it becomes a matter of pride to track him down, at whatever cost. Who can George trust? Who will betray him? The years of fear have changed those he knew best: his brother is now an SS officer; his lover turns him away. Hunted, injured and desperate, time is running out for George, and whoever is caught aiding his escape will pay with their life. The Seventh Cross powerfully documents the insidious rise of a fascist regime the seething paranoia, the sudden arrests, the silence and fear.
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The seventh cross / Anna Seghers ; translated from the German by Margot Bettauer Dembo.
London : Virago, 2018.©2018.
388 pages ; 24 cm
Originally published in German in 1942 as Das siebte Kreuz: ein Roman aus Hitler-Deutschland by El Libro Libre, Mexico D.F."New, unabridged translation"--Back cover.Translated from the German.
9780349010670 (paperback)
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Beaumaris LibraryAdult FictionSEGHOnloan - Due: 23 Dec 2020