Stolen from her family by the Nazis, Nadia is a young girl who tries to make sense of her confusing memories and haunting dreams. Bit by bit she starts to uncover the truth-that the German family she grew up with, the woman who calls herself Nadia's mother, are not who they say they are.
Beyond her privileged German childhood, Nadia unearths memories of a woman singing her a lullaby, while the taste of gingersnap cookies brings her back to a strangely familiar, yet unknown, past. Piece by piece, Nadia comes to realize who her real family was. But where are they now? What became of them? And what is her real name?
This story of a Lebensborn girl-a child kidnapped for her "Aryan looks" by the Nazis in their frenzy to build a master race-reveals one child's fierce determination to uncover her past against incredible odds.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - skstiles612 - LibraryThing
Imagine coming to a new country with someone who tells you to claim she is your mother. After all she did save your life. Imagine you don't really know who you are. Nadia is in Canada with Marusia and ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - ElizaJane - LibraryThing
Reason for Reading: I enjoy historical fiction about WWII, especial from a child's point of view. Comments: This is an extremely compelling story about a subject which I know very little about: The ... Read full review