The Extra

The Extra

Kathryn Lasky

Is the opportunity to function an additional for Hitler’s favourite filmmaker an opportunity at lifestyles — or a detour at the route to inevitable extermination?

One traditional afternoon, fifeen-year-old Lilo and her relatives are all at once picked up through Hitler’s police and imprisoned as a part of the "Gypsy plague." simply whilst it kind of feels yes that they're going to be headed to a hard work camp, Lilo is selected by means of filmmaker Leni Riefenstahl to paintings as a movie additional. existence at the movie set is a weird and wonderful trade fact. the environment are glamorous, yet Lilo and the opposite extras are slightly fed, heavily guarded, and saved in a locked barn while no longer at the motion picture set. And the attractive, fascinating Riefenstahl is usually current, answering the slightest provocation with malice, flaunting the ability to assign prisoners to lifestyles or dying. Lilo takes issues into her personal arms, effecting an get away and operating for her existence. during this chilling yet finally uplifting novel, Kathryn Lasky imagines the lives of the Gypsies who labored as extras for the true Nazi filmmaker Leni Riefenstahl, giving readers a narrative of survival not like the other.

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