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Issue Details: First known date: 2018... 2018 The Love That I Have
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'Margot Baumann has left school to take up her sister's job in the mailroom of a large prison. But this is Germany in 1944, and the prison is Sachsenhausen concentration camp near Berlin.

'Margot is shielded from the camp's brutality as she has no contact with prisoners. But she does handle their mail and, when given a cigarette lighter and told to burn the letters, she is horrified by the callous act she must carry out with her own hands. This is especially painful since her brother was taken prisoner at Stalingrad and her family have had no letters from him. So Margot steals a few letters, intending to send them in secret, only to find herself drawn to their heart-rending words of hope, of despair, and of love.

'This is how Margot comes to know Dieter Kleinschmidt - through the beauty and the passion of his letters to his girlfriend.

'And since his girlfriend is also named Margot, it is like reading love letters written for her.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.


  • Dedication: For Margot Frank, who died, aged eighteen, in Bergen-Belsen along with her sister, Anne.

    And for Margot Rieth who, at a similar age, has the world at her feet.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Sydney South, South Sydney area, Sydney Southern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: HarperCollins Australia , 2018 .
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      Extent: 304p.p.
      • Published 12 May 2018.

      ISBN: 9781460754634, 1460754638
Last amended 10 Sep 2018 13:20:33
  • Berlin,
    Western Europe, Europe,
  • 1944
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