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When We Were Brave

Karla M. Jay

Category: Drama

In When We Were Brave, we find a conflicted SS officer, a young half-Jewish boy, and a German American family who must overcome the toughest odds to survive as their braided fates move them through the hellish landscape of WWII.

In When We Were Brave, we find a conflicted SS officer, Wilhelm Falk, who risks everything to escape the Wehrmacht and get out the message about the death camps. Izaak is a young Jewish boy whose positive outlook is challenged daily as each new perilous situation comes along. American citizen Herbert Müller and his family are sent back to the hellish landscape of Germany because of the DNA coursing through their veins.

In the panorama of World War II, the braided fates of these characters combine to tell a powerful, high-stakes story.

2020 Pinnacle Book Award, Historical Fiction

2020 IPA Distinguished Favorite Award

2020 Tyler R. Tichelaar Award for Best Historical Fiction

2020 First Place Award, Historical Fiction for Reader’s View Contest

2020 Book Excellence Award for Historical Fiction

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