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The Burgermeister's Daughter: Scandal in a Sixteenth-Century German Town Paperback – Bargain Price, February 27, 1997
"Hitler's Forgotten Children" by Ingrid von Oelhafen
The Lebensborn program abducted as many as half a million children from across Europe. Through a process called Germanization, they were to become the next generation of the Aryan master race in the second phase of the Final Solution. Hitler's Forgotten Children is both a harrowing personal memoir and a devastating investigation into the awful crimes and monstrous scope of the Lebensborn program. Learn more | See related books
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Anna Büschler should have been able to enjoy as comfortable a life as a middle class woman was able to have by sixteenth century standards by the time she was thirty years old. Instead, she found herself locked in her father's home, perpetually chained to a table leg. The chain of events that led her to this unhappy situation begins with interpretations of her past behavior.Read more ›
Ozment relies on the personal letters of Anna, Daniel and Erasmus and he also looks at the court documents. He expertly tells the story of times and of the sources he had which is sadly not too much. But his use of his sources and the history of the period, Ozment creates a book that engrosses the reader into Anna's life and that of a daughter in sixteenth-century Germany. However, Ozment's sources are his greatest weakness. Since he has so few resources, there lies his limitations. Ozment is only able to tell the story that he is presented with and speculates on what he does not have. For example, in Chapter 3, Ozment brings forth the accusation of incest between Anna and he father. Ozment shows a quote out of the court documents from Anna saying that her father "abused her maidenly modesty" (121). With this quote, he takes the information to a new level. He does not really state that the quote could have been said to gain sympathy, but rather takes it that Anna's father could have molested her. Ozment wants to show Anna in a heroic light that he will stop at nothing to show her in nothing but a good perspective.Read more ›
This book was absolutely enchanting for every genre of reader, I am a graduate student and this proves invaluable for both research and entertainment!
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I was surprised at the legal system that had been established at this time in Germany and also how much legal control the father had over his daughter. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Percy Dovetonsils
Great book for anyone wanting to know more about this region of Germany.Published 9 months ago by Bettina A. Sullivan
One of the things I found interesting about this book were some of the blurbs plugging it. Particularly Elle magazine trumpeting what a great stand in feminism Anna was taking... Read morePublished 20 months ago by D. Matlack
I love the book and the very intriguing story. It may be true that the daughter was unlady like and promiscuous in her behaviour especially during that period when the goodness of... Read morePublished 22 months ago by peter ceesay
That pun had to be used in the title of at least one review!
The whole book is about a girl/woman who ends up taking on the City of Hall's council. Read more
I purchased this book for my son for college and had to return it unused as the teacher changed the text at the last minute.Published on October 31, 2011 by Anastasia Beaverhausen
This is a book by Steven Ozment.
We had a power failure recently, and I had to find something to do where there was power. Read more
This book was as interesting as my professor said. It was hard to put it down at night. Steven Ozment does a phenomenal job of interweaving history, politics, religion, and actual... Read morePublished on May 3, 2008 by S. Johnson