- Narrated by: Kristin Atherton
- Length: 9 hrs and 22 mins
- Release date: 04-28-20
Inge’s War AudioBook Summary
“An extraordinary saga.” (David Grann, New York Times best-selling author of Killers of the Flower Moon)
The mesmerizing account of a granddaughter’s search for a World War II family history hidden for 60 years
Growing up in Paris, the daughter of a German mother and an Irish father, Svenja O’Donnell knew little of her family’s German past. All she knew was that her grandmother and her mother had fled their home city of Königsberg in the far east of Germany near the end of World War II, never to return. But everything changed when O’Donnell traveled to Königsberg – now known as Kaliningrad, and part of Russia – and called her grandmother, who uncharacteristically burst into tears. “I have so much to tell you”, Inge said.
In this transporting and illuminating audiobook, the award-winning journalist vividly reconstructs the story of Inge’s life from the rise of the Nazis through the brutal postwar years, from falling in love with a man who was sent to the Eastern Front just after she became pregnant with his child, to spearheading her family’s flight as the Red Army closed in, her young daughter in tow. Ultimately, O’Donnell uncovers the act of violence that separated Inge from the man she loved; a terrible secret hidden for more than six decades.
File Size: 239.04 MB