The Plum Tree Setting

Ellen Marie Wiseman
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Hessental

Hessental is Christine and Isaac's hometown. Located in the Kocher River Valley in Germany, Hessental is a storybook village nestled between the forests of two mountains. To Christine, Hessental, and the valley, are heaven on Earth. However, this changes when Hitler and the Nazis pass the Nuremburg Laws, and the village is plastered by vile propaganda posters, and posters outlining the new laws. Nazi thugs appear to enforce order in the village, and the area later comes under military control as a plane-building operation is moved to the valley. Soon after, the Allies begin bombing the nearby airfield, and Hessental. By the end of the novel, more than half the village has been destroyed, and over four hundred people have been killed.

The Kocher River Valley

The Kocher River Valley is located in southern Germany and is traversed by the Kocher River. Surrounded on either side by forested...

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