Torn Thread Summary
Anne Isaacs

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Torn Thread Summary

Torn Thread is a fictional memoir based on the experiences of Eva Buchbinder, the mother-in-law of the author Anne Isaacs.

The story is set in a Nazi labor camp during World War II. After her older sister Rachel is taken by the Nazis and transported to a labor camp, Eva's father arranges for her to also be transported to the same camp so that she can look after her sister and so that, no matter what happens to the rest of the family, they will be together. Because he works as an accountant for the Germans, he has learned that Jews are being sent to concentration camps to be exterminated, and he hopes that he will be able to save his daughters by insuring their place in a slave labor camp. Eva finds Rachel at the Parschnitz camp, and together they survive backbreaking work in the textile factory...

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