|| Trudy and Anna, 1993 -- Anna and Max, Weimar 1939-1940 -- Trudy, November 1996 -- Anna and Mathilde, Weimar 1940-1942 -- Trudy, December 1996 -- Anna and the Obersturmfurhrer, Weimar 1952 -- Trudy, January 1997 -- Anna and the Obersturmfuhrer, Berchtesgaden 1943 -- Trudy, February 1997 -- Anna and the Obersturmfuhrer, Weimar 1943-1945 -- Trudy, March 1997 -- Anna and Jack, Weimar 1945 -- Trudy, April 1997 -- Anna and Jack, New Heidelburg 1945 -- Trudy, May 1997.
|| For fifty years, Anna Schlemmer has refused to talk about her life in Germany during World War II. Her daughter, Trudy, was only three when she and her mother were liberated by an American soldier and went to live with him in Minnesota. Trudy's sole evidence of the past is an old photograph; a family portrait showing Anna, Trudy, and a Nazi officer, the Obersturmfuumlehrer of Buchenwald. Driven by the guilt of her heritage, Trudy, now a professor of German history, begins investigating the past and finally unearths the dramatic and heartbreaking truth of her mother's life. Combining a passionate, doomed love story, a vivid evocation of life during the war, and a poignant mother/daughter drama, Those Who Save Us is a profound exploration of what we endure to survive and the legacy of shame.