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The Traitor Drawing On The True Story Of The White Rose The Resistance Movement Of Young Germans Against The Nazi Regime The Traitor Tells Of One Woman Who Offers Her Life In The Ultimate Battle Against Tyranny, During One Of History S Darkest Hours In The Summer Of , As War Rages Across Europe, A Series Of Anonymous Leaflets Appears Around The University Of Munich, Speaking Out Against Escalating Nazi Atrocities The Leaflets Are Hidden In Public Places, Or Mailed To Addresses Selected At Random From The Phone Book Natalya Petrovich, A Student, Knows Who Is Behind The Leaflets A Secret Group Called The White Rose, Led By Siblings Hans And Sophie Scholl And Their Friends As A Volunteer Nurse On The Russian Front, Natalya Witnessed The Horrors Of War First Hand She Willingly Enters The White Rose S Circle, Where Every Hushed Conversation, Every Small Act Of Dissent Could Mean Imprisonment Or Death At The Hands Of An Infuriated Gestapo Natalya Risks Everything Alongside Her Friends, Hoping The Power Of Words Will Encourage Others To Resist But Even Among Those She Trusts Most, There Is No Guarantee Of Safety And When Danger Strikes, She Must Take An Extraordinary Gamble In Her Own Personal Struggle To Survive Based on the true story of the White Rose.Natalya became a member of the underground Resistance group the White Rose, but she got caught The group took great risks to bring messages to the German people These brave men and women risked their lives fighting against the enemy Natalya was a traitor to Hitlers regime She survives prison ut lost friends.I had never heard of the White Rose, so this alone peaked my interest The book is well written and the author has researched WWII and the White Based on the true story of the White Rose.Natalya became a member of the underground Resistance group the White Rose, but she got caught The group took great risks to bring messages to the German people These brave men and women risked their lives fighting against the enemy Natalya was a traitor to Hitlers regime She survives prison ut lost friends.I had never heard of the White Rose, so this alone peaked my interest The book is well written and the author has researched WWII and the White Rose This is a story about brave men and women who risked their lives fighting the enemy These people were traitors to the Nazis This is a thought provoking read.I would like to thank NetGalley, HarperCollins UK, One More Chapter and the author V.S Alexander for my ARC in exchange for an honest review 3.5 starsIn 1942, Natalya volunteers as a nurse for the German Red Cross and witnesses WWII on the Russian Front After her time volunteering, she moves back home to Munich where she joins the White Rose resistance group with her close friends After the group is caught, Natalya must keep resisting but does not know who she can trust.The inspiration for the novel is the White Rose resistance group The main character, Natalya, does not join the White Rose organization until the very end of chapt 3.5 starsIn 1942, Natalya volunteers as a nurse for the German Red Cross and witnesses WWII on the Russian Front After her time volunteering, she moves back home to Munich where she joins the White Rose resistance group with her close friends After the group is caught, Natalya must keep resisting but does not know who she can trust.The inspiration for the novel is the White Rose resistance group The main character, Natalya, does not join the White Rose organization until the very end of chapter three or 20% on a Kindle Admittedly, I was hoping forfrom the first half of the novel which is mostly about her involvement in White Rose It really moved slowly and was passive Her involvement in the White Rose ended about around halfway into the story so about 20 50% is her direct involvement in the White Rose On the other hand, several of the characters circulating during this time were real members of the White Rose group A tribute to the true members of the White Rose resistance group was requited through the characters Alex Schll, Hans Scholl, and Sophie Scholl Her journey after the resistance group was most interesting This is the second half of the novel and was muchexciting This includes court drama, a prison sentence, POW camp, andthat leads up to the end of the war.The narrator, Natalya, was hard to connect with I liked her, I just wanteddepth from her When reading WWII fiction there is a level of emotion to be expected, but Natalya s character did not evoke those feelings for me because her narration was often listless.Because of the great last half, I enjoyed it Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for an advance copy Opinions are my own More on this Read about the guillotine used for Hans and Sophie Scholl Hans and Sophie Scholl remain symbols of resistanceStadelheim Prison was widely known to execute its prisoners by guillotine Main character, Natalya, experiences life in Stadelheim prison in the novel The Traitor.Hans Scholl left , Sophie Scholl and Christoph Probst, leaders of the White Rose resistance Photo taken from the Jewish Virtual Library.Wei e Rose Pavement Memorial in Munich Germany Bronze pamphlets in reverence to Hans Scholl, Sophie Scholl, and Christoph Probst Visit the memorial here Alex Schll, readabout him here White Rose was a peaceful resistance group in the Third Reich led by a group of students including siblings Hans and Sophie Scholl at the University of Munich The group mailed leaflets to random people picked from the phone book, appealing to the blindness of German people and spreading words of resistance, struggle, and hope They were mailed from different cities to different cities to allay suspicion from the home city of Munich and to make the group seem much larger than it was Munich White Rose was a peaceful resistance group in the Third Reich led by a group of students including siblings Hans and Sophie Scholl at the University of Munich The group mailed leaflets to random people picked from the phone book, appealing to the blindness of German people and spreading words of resistance, struggle, and hope They were mailed from different cities to different cities to allay suspicion from the home city of Munich and to make the group seem much larger than it was Munich, 1938 Sixteen year old Natalya Pertovich notices her Jewish friends disappearing from her life, hiding in their houses to avoid any attention.1942 Numb to the horrors of war and feeling powerless, she then takes a step and heads to the Russian Front as a volunteer nurse for German Red Cross There she makes friends, who back in Germany introduce her to the White Rose movement Everyone in the White Rose was chosen for their intelligence, their convictions, and their politics After witnessing horrors of war on the Russian front, she joins the movement.She gets involved in writing the leaflets, expressing about the oppressive government, the strangling of creativity of artists, the disappearance of originality and individuality, the death of the soul of the German People The Spirit of Germany has been crushed under a foul dictator s iron boot As Sophie s and Hans behavior becomeandbrazen, they put themselves in danger of being discovered Ultimately leading to their arrest and putting others in danger s path.The character of Natalya exemplifies a strong woman A woman who stands behind her convictions Despite Hitler s regime and his teachings on Aryan supremacy, she had an urge to be free, to be my own woman, a nascent rebelliousness Drawing atmosphere of the time period by bringing the pressure put on students at university, which wasn t a place for a woman She should be by her husband and reproducing Aryan race Women should present a child every year to the Fuhrer By clashes between students and SS officers By the restrictions of free movement, which made distribution of leaflets very dangerous.The story of Hans and Sophie is very touching Sophie was a young student, who was mature beyond her years Child, but one of immense maturity and unyielding courage This beautifully imagined and poignant story pays honors to those young students and professors whose lives were cut short, who took a stand and fought peacefully for humanity, for what was right.This story doesn t bring the graphic atrocities of WWII It is informative and focuses on the lives of those who took part in the White Rose, with profoundly deeply moving characters and surroundings reflecting the time of war torn places We had stood against tyranny when few did and manyshould have taken a stand P.S Also by this author, highly recommend The Taster Hitler s obsession with being poisoned.Source ARC was provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review The Traitor is inspired by the Germany s White Rose, a group of people, mostly in their early twenties, who resisted the Nazis from within Germany The group was uncovered, and the majority of its members were executed Rather than writing a fictionalized narrative of one of the White Rose members, V.S Alexander invents one Natalya, a Russian who immigrated to Germany as a child with her parents, in order to escape the Stalin regime in the Soviet Union.Natalya begins the novel as a relatively n The Traitor is inspired by the Germany s White Rose, a group of people, mostly in their early twenties, who resisted the Nazis from within Germany The group was uncovered, and the majority of its members were executed Rather than writing a fictionalized narrative of one of the White Rose members, V.S Alexander invents one Natalya, a Russian who immigrated to Germany as a child with her parents, in order to escape the Stalin regime in the Soviet Union.Natalya begins the novel as a relatively naive volunteer, returning for the first time to the Soviet Union as a nurse affiliated with the German Army While there, she befriends a local woman and her children At this time, her first questions about the ethics of the Nazi regime arise When Natalya returns home, she gradually finds herself among others asking similar questions and the novel moves from that point through to the conquest liberation of Germany by the allied forces.I found the novel to be highly engaging and not, as it might have been, sensationalistic Natalya is sincere in her opposition the the Nazis, but none of her decision making is easy Reading this novel gives some small taste of what it might be like to make such difficult, potentially life threatening choices and also gives an excellent overview of WWII as it was experienced in Munich The Traitor offers reading time well spent.I received an electronic review copy of this title from the publisher via NetGalley The opinions are my own This intriguing new novel by V.S Alexander gives the reader a look at the horrors of World War II from another perspective those of Natalya Petrovich Natalya is a German citizen, lives in Munich and is a student at the University She was born in Russia but her parents moved to Munich when she was very young to have a better life She sees the cruelty of the war when she volunteers to work as a nurse at the Russian front When she returns to Munich, she vows to try to make a difference When This intriguing new novel by V.S Alexander gives the reader a look at the horrors of World War II from another perspective those of Natalya Petrovich Natalya is a German citizen, lives in Munich and is a student at the University She was born in Russia but her parents moved to Munich when she was very young to have a better life She sees the cruelty of the war when she volunteers to work as a nurse at the Russian front When she returns to Munich, she vows to try to make a difference When her best friend asks her to join a small resistance group called the White Rose, she knows that being part of the group could lead to her death but she is determined to take the chance if she can make a difference Natalya risks her life and the lives of her parents hoping that her words and actions will encourage other people to resist what is happening in Germany Will her gamble pay off and will she be able to make a difference or is the White Rose group destined to failure As the Nazi hierarchy of Munich searches for the members of the group, Natalya s hopes for survival diminish and she must take an extraordinary gamble in her own personal struggle to survive.The plot of the novel is intriguing and suspenseful I flew through the pages to find out what would happen to Natalya and the other members of the White Rose I will admit to some tears during the story but the overwhelming feeling was the strength and resilience of many of the German citizens.Note Be sure to read the author s notes at the end of the book to find out about the White Rose resistance group in Germany Many of the characters in the novel are based on real people and the author did extensive research to learnabout the real people in the group and made an effort to marry fiction with history.I received a copy of this book from the publisher for review All opinions are my own The Traitor by V.S Alexander is based on a true story regarding the White rose resistance movement A group of students that attended the University of Munich resisted against the Nazi Regime Most of the group where executed including Hans and Sophie Scholl, who are real, but the main character is fictionalNatalya Petrovich was born in Russia but came to Germany with her parents to get a better life and away from the Stalin regime She attends the University of Munich She also volunteers as a The Traitor by V.S Alexander is based on a true story regarding the White rose resistance movement A group of students that attended the University of Munich resisted against the Nazi Regime Most of the group where executed including Hans and Sophie Scholl, who are real, but the main character is fictionalNatalya Petrovich was born in Russia but came to Germany with her parents to get a better life and away from the Stalin regime She attends the University of Munich She also volunteers as a nurse at the front and sees the horrors that take place there She gets involved with the White Rose movements distributing leaflets Risking her life going to different towns to spread the word She also meets Garrick who tries to befriend her and wants to find outabout the movement, but can he be trusted I have read several books of this period but, I wasn t aware of White Rose movement until I read this book This book is not a book to shock you as White rose was a peaceful movement, but it tells you that not all Germans in that time where bad They were also victims of the war and the part they played to try and stop it A well written, fictional account of what happened and if you like me like these types of books I highly recommend I absolutely enjoyed reading The Traitor which was based on a true story I had never heard of the White Rose group, so learned something new I love reading about this period in history and was so grateful to have the chance to read this book by V S Alexander I rarely write what a story is about as i prefer one to read the book for themselves, but i do highly recommend I hope to readbooks by this author My thanks to Netgalley and the Publishers for my copy This is my honest review w I absolutely enjoyed reading The Traitor which was based on a true story I had never heard of the White Rose group, so learned something new I love reading about this period in history and was so grateful to have the chance to read this book by V S Alexander I rarely write what a story is about as i prefer one to read the book for themselves, but i do highly recommend I hope to readbooks by this author My thanks to Netgalley and the Publishers for my copy This is my honest review which i have voluntarily given The White Rose was a group of German anti Nazi students who showed courage to defy the totalitarian system and who paid the highest price for their beliefs The plot of The Traitor is based on The White Rose story, however, as the Authoress stresses, Hans Scholl, Sophie Scholl and their friends are in the background, the main protagonist, Natalya Petrovich being in the limelight I think this is an interesting HF, based on true tragic events, however, I expected the Scholls to bevisible The White Rose was a group of German anti Nazi students who showed courage to defy the totalitarian system and who paid the highest price for their beliefs The plot of The Traitor is based on The White Rose story, however, as the Authoress stresses, Hans Scholl, Sophie Scholl and their friends are in the background, the main protagonist, Natalya Petrovich being in the limelight I think this is an interesting HF, based on true tragic events, however, I expected the Scholls to bevisible in the novel Although Natalya is, together with her friend, Lisa, extremely courageous, I cannot say I found everything believable, and the romance theme was the weakest part of the whole story although it may seem crucial to it.I would recommend this novel to anyone who has never heard of the Scholls as it gives a splendid insight into their lives and actions The day at university when they were arrested is perfectly described Also, their trials held by abominable Roland Freisler are told with every possible detail A surprisingly compelling book that took over my reading as I opened it just in case and couldn t put it down until the end while it is inspired by the White Rose student resistance movement of Munich 1942 3, it is a first person narration by a fictional associate of the movement, Natalia Petrovich, a young German Russian nurse and student who meets some of the main members of what will become the White Rose when volunteering as a nurse in the German army on the Eastern Front in 1942 and witn A surprisingly compelling book that took over my reading as I opened it just in case and couldn t put it down until the end while it is inspired by the White Rose student resistance movement of Munich 1942 3, it is a first person narration by a fictional associate of the movement, Natalia Petrovich, a young German Russian nurse and student who meets some of the main members of what will become the White Rose when volunteering as a nurse in the German army on the Eastern Front in 1942 and witnessing first hand the Nazi atrocities in Russia The first person voice is really compelling a mixture of naivete, determination and making the most of the unexpected, while the book first builds towards the known climax of the White Rose movement but then hurtles beyond in unpredictability until a superb finale.Highly recommended and another top 10 novel of the year for me


About the Author: V.S. Alexander

Also see Michael MeeskeV.S Alexander is an ardent student of history with a strong interest in music and the visual arts Some of V.S s writing influences include Shirley Jackson, Oscar Wilde, Daphne du Maurier, or any work by the exquisite Bront sisters V.S lives in Florida and is at work on a third historical novel for Kensington.


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