Friendship Under the Yellow Star Translated into English
Goyings, Beth Anne
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I reached my decision to translate Ruth Lanvermann' s novel Freundschaft unterm gelben Stern after reading the book for the fourth time. The storyline follows a young German boy from the age 14 through his experiences during the tumultuous years of the Third Reich. Lanvermann writes the story of her father and the majority of the novel takes place in a small town in Nordrhein-Westfalen called Borken. From the autumn of 1997 until the summer of 1998, I was an exchange student in this same town and so the various locations, customs, and local businesses Lanvermann describes are all familiar to me.