The Rabbit Girls

The Rabbit Girls

Berlin, 1989. As the wall between East and West falls, Miriam Winter cares for her dying father, Henryk. When he cries out for someone named Frieda – and Miriam discovers an Auschwitz tattoo hidden under his watch strap – Henryk’s secret history begins to unravel.

Searching for more clues of her father’s past, Miriam finds an inmate uniform from the Ravensbrück women’s camp concealed among her mother’s things. Within its seams are dozens of letters to Henryk written by Frieda. The letters reveal the disturbing truth about the ‘Rabbit Girls’, young women experimented on at the camp. And amid their tales of sacrifice and endurance, Miriam pieces together a love story that has been hidden away in Henryk’s heart for almost fifty years.

Inspired by these extraordinary women, Miriam strives to break through the walls she has built around herself. Because even in the darkest of times, hope can survive.

Title:The Rabbit Girls
ISBN:9781542094191
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    The Rabbit Girls Reviews

  • Holly

    Well, this was a terrible conglomeration of infidelity, hidden letters, domestic abuse, the Holocaust, and a dying father all rolled into one book that I absolutely would have DNF'd if I could. I did ...

  • Paige

    This centers around Miriam who is the present day character, more so than focusing on the past and Henryk. Miriam is not only given more chapters than Henryk, but her chapters are also notably longer....

  • Barbara

    If you've just picked this one as your August 'Amazon Prime First Read' then you are in for a treat - eventually. The first quarter of this book is slow - really slow - and I wondered if I'd made a mi...

  • Page Turner

    The book had a slow start and I found the plot was convoluted and difficult to follow at times. Towards the end things moved fast and it started to make more sense. The isolated moments began to fit t...

  • Erika Vopnford

    This book was barely enjoyable. I started reading it because it was supposed to be a historical fiction about the Rabbit Girls during WWII. Unfortunately, this is not accurate. The author tries to fit...

  • Michaela Savage-Clowes

    I picked this book as my ‘Amazon first reads’ for August, not really expecting too much and then not able to stop reading. It’s a story that will stay with me. ...

  • Books on Stereo

    The Rabbit Girls is sadly another generic historical fiction title. May revisit this in the future, but highly unlikely....

  • Kate

    A deeply moving and upsetting story about the suffering of the so-called Rabbit Girls in Ravensbruck concentration camp. The narrative moves between the unhappy Miriam, writing in Germany in 1989 as t...

  • Erika Demaggio

    This one will get you. I normally power through books like this in a day or two, but the dark reality of the Holocaust that this book highlights made me slow down and take it in pieces. Even taking a ...

  • Jennifer

    BeautifulThe trauma of a country gone insane. The trauma created by those who prey on others. The trauma of those who bear witness. The trauma of those who survive. The strength of the human spirit de...