The Kommandant's Girl Author:Pam Jenoff Book is in great shape, except my daughter got hold of the cover as I was adding to my bookshelf, and now it's taped a bit at the bottom. — ...Nineteen year old Emma Bau has been married only three weeks when Nazi tanks thunder into her native Poland. Within days Emma's husband Jacob is forced to disappear underground, leaving her imprisoned with... more »in the city's decrepit, moldering Jewish ghetto. But then, in the dead of night, the resistance smuggles her out. Taken to Krakow to live with Jacob's Catholic cousin, Krysia, Emma takes on a new identity as Anna Lipowski, a gentile.
Emma's already precarious situation is complicated by her introduction to Kommandant Richwalder, a high-ranking Nazi official who hires her to work as his assistant. Urged by the resistance to use her position to access details of the Nazi occupation, Emma must compromise her safety-an her marriage vows-in order to help Jacob's cause. As the atrocities of war intensify, so does Emma's relationship with the Kommandant, building to a climax that will risk not only her double life, but also the lives of those she loves.« less