Motherland is inspired by stories from author Maria Hummel's father and his German childhood, and letters between her grandparents that were hidden in an attic wall for fifty years. It is the author's attempt to reckon with the paradox of her father??? a product of her grandparents' fiercely protective love and their status as Mitlaufer, Germans who ??? went along" with Nazism, reaping its benefits and later paying the consequences.At the center of Motherland lies the Kappus family: Frank is a reconstructive surgeon who ...

Motherland: A Novel 2015, Basic Civitas Books

ISBN-13: 9781619024663

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