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Läs i vår app för iPhone, iPad och AndroidCalled poetic and heartfelt and powerful by a Publisher's Weekly starred review, read about Julie Lindahls journey to uncover the truth about her grandfather's history as an elite member of the Nazi SS.This gripping memoir traces Brazilian-born American Julie Lindahl's journey to uncover her grandparents' roles in the Third Reich as she is driven to understand how and why they became members of Hitler's elite, the SS. Out of the unbearable heart of the storythe unclaimed guilt that devours a family through the generationsemerges an unflinching will to learn the truth. In a remarkable six-year journey through Germany, Poland, Paraguay, and Brazil, Julie uncovers, among many other discoveries, that her grandfather had been a fanatic member of the SS since 1934. During World War II, he was responsible for enslavement and torture and was complicit in the murder of the local population on the large estates he oversaw in occupied Poland. He eventually fled to South America to evade a new wave of war-crimes trials. The pendulum used by Julie's grandmother to divine good from bad and true from false becomes a symbol for the elusiveness of truth and morality, but also for the false securities we cling to when we become unmoored. As Julie delves deeper into the abyss of her family's secret, discovering history anew, one precarious step at a time, the compassion of strangers is a growing force that transforms her world and the way that she sees her familyand herself.
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Under våren 2010 besökte Julie Lindahl i ren förtvivlan det tyska federala arkivet i Berlin. Det förflutna hade kastat sin skugga över hennes familj och förgiftat relationer och lämnat stort lidande i spåren efter sig. Lindahl var förberedd på det...
Julie Lindahl holds a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from Wellesley College, was a Fulbright scholar in Germany and holds a Master of Philosophy in International Relations from Oxford University. During her research she was named Honorary ...