Ludwika by Christoph Fischer

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GoodReads Summary:
It’s World War II and Ludwika Gierz, a young Polish woman, is forced to leave her family and go to Nazi Germany to work for an SS officer. There, she must walk a tightrope, learning to live as a second-class citizen in a world where one wrong word could spell disaster and every day could be her last. Based on real events, this is a story of hope amid despair, of love amid loss . . . ultimately, it’s one woman’s story of survival.

Editorial Review:
"This is the best kind of fiction—it’s based on the real life. Ludwika’s story highlights the magnitude of human suffering caused by WWII, transcending multiple generations and many nations.

WWII left no one unscarred, and Ludwika's life illustrates this tragic fact. But she also reminds us how bright the human spirit can shine when darkness falls in that unrelenting way it does during wartime.

This book was a rollercoaster ride of action and emotion, skilfully told by Mr. Fischer, who brought something fresh and new to a topic about which thousands of stories have already been told.

My Review:
I read the whole book and then I read what the author based his book on, what he had for research and what he added for bulking out his story. This is quite an amazing story about this one young woman's life during the war. Her life is a story of constant loss and leaving. Of pain and death and not knowing. Of trying so hard for so little. Of never understanding why people should hate her for where she was born and who her parents were. Of never understanding why one person should be any better than another. Ludwika was a good person. To understand that, you have to believe in good and evil. If you don't, you will never understand the book.

I like books with happy endings, you know HEA? This is not my typical book. No HEA here. They all die with all their problems unresolved. It is brutal. But every once in a while, I choose a book like this to read for some reason. Maybe I think they're good for my soul. 

I acquired this book from Bookbub (Amazon) for very little. All opinions are fully my own. I am not being compensated for this review.
Judi E. Easley.