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Sunday, December 18, 2022

The Angel of Vienna by Kate Hewitt

This was not easy to read but then nothing involving the Nazis is. I struggled through sections maybe the reason I am so late in reviewing this one. Hannah after her nurses training ends up in the hospital where Hitlers dream ofa pure Aryan race was propagated. Children born to pure German mothers blonde, blue eyed birthed adopted by families approved by the Reich. When the summons came for her to visit her half brother who was a Senior in German Intelligence, Hannah knew it did not bode well for her. Her orders to accompany her disabled nephew to Vienna to a hospital for surgery and treatments, a euphemism for certain and premeditated death. A way to rid society of disabled, both physical and mental and anyone the regime considered undesirable. Hannah teams up with Margrethe to spirit out children one at a time to safety from certain death. Hannah sadly could not save her nephew but she played a role in helping many. I read about callousness and cruelty all the time but the Nazis honed it into an art form. Brutal, but factual this was a tough one. Sent by Bookouture for an unbiased review, courtesy of Netgalley.

1 comment:

  1. This would be a hard one to many sad things happened in that war. But then any war is full of sad things. At least Hannah was able to save some of the children.