The Resource The girl from the train, Irma Joubert

The girl from the train, Irma Joubert

Label
The girl from the train
Title
The girl from the train
Statement of responsibility
Irma Joubert
Creator
Contributor
Author
Narrator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • afr
  • eng
Summary
Six-year-old Gretl Schmidt is on a train bound for Auschwitz. JakÃ3b Kowalski is planting a bomb on the tracks. As World War II draws to a close, JakÃ3b fights with the Polish resistance against the crushing forces of Germany and Russia. They mean to destroy a German troop transport, but Gretl's unscheduled train reaches the bomb first. Gretl is the only survivor. Though spared from the concentration camp, the orphaned German Jew finds herself lost in a country hostile to her people. When JakÃ3b discovers her, guilt and fatherly compassion prompt him to take her home. For three years, the young man and little girl form a bond over the secrets they must hide from his Catholic family. But she can't stay with him forever. JakÃ3b sends Gretl to South Africa, where German war orphans are promised bright futures with adoptive Protestant families--so long as Gretl's Jewish roots, Catholic education, and connections to communist Poland are never discovered. Separated by continents, politics, religion, language, and years, JakÃ3b and Gretl will likely never see each other again. But the events they have both survived and their belief that the human spirit can triumph over the ravages of war have formed a bond of love that no circumstances can overcome
Member of
Summary
A young girl who escaped a train bound for Auschwitz is taken in by a Polish freedom fighter for the duration of the war, only to meet up with him years later in Apartheid-era South Africa
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Accompanying matter
technical information on music
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10452786
Cataloging source
TEFOD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Joubert, Irma
Dewey number
839.3/636
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
PT6592.2.O795
Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by Sarah Zimmerman
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Zimmerman, Sarah
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Poland
  • South Africa
  • Holocaust survivors
  • Germans
  • Poland
  • South Africa
Target audience
adult
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
The girl from the train, Irma Joubert
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=285&titleID=2401585
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Title from title details screen (Overdrive, viewed on November 10, 2015)
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
ocn927620587
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 sound file (11 hr., 57 min., 14 sec.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780718078201
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
Stock number
FBC5F360-C9FE-4223-AFB3-06546F0586AD
System control number
(OCoLC)927620587
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
The girl from the train, Irma Joubert
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=285&titleID=2401585
Publication
Note
Title from title details screen (Overdrive, viewed on November 10, 2015)
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
ocn927620587
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 sound file (11 hr., 57 min., 14 sec.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780718078201
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
Stock number
FBC5F360-C9FE-4223-AFB3-06546F0586AD
System control number
(OCoLC)927620587
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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