Rose Under Fire Setting

Elizabeth Wein
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Ravensbrück, Germany, 1945

Ravensbrück, a woman’s concentration camp in Germany, is the setting in which the majority of the plot takes place. Ravensbrück is where Rose met her camp family but also where she was deprived of all of her freedom. Here, she became accustomed to picking up dead bodies. Here, she nearly starved and froze to death. Here, she received lashings that left her with permanent scars. Ravensbrück is where Rose, up until now a relatively privileged American woman who had an idyllic childhood, experienced both true evil and true goodness, and these experiences will shape her perception of humanity and the world around her for the rest of her life.

Southampton, England, 1944

In Southampton, Rose was an Air Transport Auxiliary pilot transferring planes for the Allies. Here, Rose experienced the war from a very limited perspective. No one she really knew had been...

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