A German Tale by Erika V. Shearin Karres is the devastating account of growing up in the aftermath of W.W.II, told from the perspective of an innocent German girl.
In a unique prose style A German Tale vividly recounts the author's childhood in the ruins of Nazi Germany. Her memoir captures the sense of guilt Erika felt growing up as a non-Nazi German, her insistent questioning of her father about his participation in the Holocaust and her constant struggle to survive. A German Tale describes in spare, unsentimental language the poverty, hunger and denial suffered by her family in the devastation of World War II.
A German Tale casts new light on the suffering endured by the non-Nazi's in Hitler's Germany. "Naturally when we think of World War II our minds jump to the atrocities committed by the Nazis," said the author. "The story that history forgot is of the German children who grew up scrounging for food in Hitler's wake. The war was over, but for us there was no peace."
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