City Of Women

by David R. Gillham

City of Women

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Hiding her clandestine activities behind the persona of a model Nazi soldier's wife at the height of World War II, Sigrid Schroeder dreams of her former Jewish lover and risks everything to hide a mother and two young children who she believes might be her lover's family.

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What did the women of Berlin do while their men were fighting the war? This interesting perspective fuels David Gillham's debut novel, which takes place in Berlin during World War II. The women's activities and beliefs were as diverse as the men's. Some mirrored their husband's commitment and rank, seeing their duty as serving the Gestapo. Others chose to aid the resistance. Others just wanted to enjoy the freedom to do as they wished without the watchful eyes of their husbands. Some of the

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