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Crossing the Borders of Time: A True Story of War, Exile, and Love Reclaimed

HardCover. Pages: 494 Publisher: Other Press On a pier in Marseille in 1942. With desperate refugees pressing to board one of the last ships to escape France before the Nazis choked off its ports. An 18-year-old German Jewish girl was pried from the arms of the Catholic Frenchman she loved and promised to marry. As the Lipari carried Janine and her family to Casablanca on the first leg of a perilous journey to safety in Cuba. she would read through her tears the farewell letter that Roland had slipped in her pocket: Whatever the length of our separation. our love will survive it. because it depends on us alone. I give you my vow that whatever the time we must wait. you will be my wife. Never forget. never doubt . Five years later - her fierce desire to reunite with Roland first obstructed by war and then. in secret. by her father and other - Janine would build a new life in ...

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