The Hours After

TheHoursAfterOver fifty years ago, Gerda Weissmann was barely alive at the end of a 350 – mile death march which took her from a slave labour camp in Germany to the Czech border. On May 7, 1945, the American military stormed the area and the first soldier to approach Gerda was Kurt Klein. Written immediately after the war, when they were forced to seperate, their letters intimately chronicle their powerful love, from the time they first saw each other, when Gerda was near death in a concentration camp and Kurt, a German-born American soldier, arrived as one of the camp’s liberators, to their marriage in Paris a year later.

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