Books: German Finishing School

RESTLESS DAYS—Lilo Linke—Knopf ($3).

Lilo Linke was a little German girl of seven when her Fatherland became World Enemy No. i. Her childhood and youth were spent in the nightmare atmosphere of defeat, starvation, revolution. Not because she thinks her personal War history extraordinary but because millions of her generation went through the same painful process, she has written this straightforward report on her dark lexicon of youth. Even Teutophobes will find her account human and moving.

Wartime was normal life to Lilo Linke and her contemporaries. Substitute food, standing in line,...

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