SEVENTH CROSS


SEVENTH CROSS

ANNA SEGHERS    Book Number: 85968    Product format: Hardback

Originally published in Germany in 1942, this edition was first published in Great Britain in 2018 and it is dedicated to 'Germany's antifascists, living and dead.' Born in 1900 into a Jewish family, the author came into contact with many left-wing intellectuals including her husband, a Hungarian economist. She was forced to flee with her family and arrived in Mexico. One of the manuscripts was found by the Gestapo and the last of her four copies sent to a publisher in America just as she was leaving France. This important book became an international bestseller and was the basis for the 1944 MGM film starring Spencer Tracy. Seven prisoners escape from Westhofen Concentration Camp. The commandant vows to capture the fugitives within seven days. Six are caught quickly and brutally made an example of, but George Heisler slips through his pursuers' fingers. It becomes a matter of pride to track him down at whatever cost. Who can George trust? Who will betray him? The years of fear have changed those whom he knew best - his brother is now an SS officer, his lover turns him away. Hunted, injured and desperate, time is running out and whoever is caught aiding his escape will pay with their life. The novel powerfully documents the insidious rise of a fascist regime. 388pp in elegant hardback.
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