A Time To Remember by Harry Roegner

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Much has been written about the leaders of the Nazi Party which dominated Germany from 1933 to 1945. But what about the lives of ordinary Germans who struggled to survive World War II and rebuild their lives and cities in the post war period? The last five years have seen an intensification of efforts to capture their stories and perspectives as they pass on into history. The survivors of this time period often choose not to remember war-associated events either publicly or sometimes even inside their own families. But there were memories, witnesses and the occasional diary. A Time To Remember attempts to catch some of this past in eight narratives focused on varying locations, time periods and challenges. All are based on real people and real events as recorded by the author in his forty-plus years of close association with Germany and Germans.

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With degrees from Princeton University and the University of Californiaat Berkley, New Jersey native Harry R. Roegner has lived in France,Belgium and Germany plus traveled extensively in Asia, Africa andLatin America in his vocation as an international businessman and inhis avocation as an avid butterfly enthusiast. Roegner's ancestors weresome of the first Dutch settlers to move into Lenape territory across theHudson River from Manhattan in the 1680's. He has amassed one ofthe major butterfly private collections in the country which now residesat the Cleveland Museum of Natural History.In 1999, Mr. Roegner started to collect notes made during this40-plus years of collecting which led to publishing of his first set of butterflyadventures memoirs-Butterfly Trails. Adventures with Butterflies is hissecond set of memoirs with at least one more set in the planning stage.In addition to being a leading authority on the international automotivebusiness and the butterfly, Mr. Roegner, who speaks five languages, wasan advisor from 1984 to 1992 to the U.S. Commerce Department andthe U.S. Trade Representative on international trade policy.In 2004, Mr. Roegner began a series of books focusing on significantevents in history as lived and witnessed by ordinary people at the time.Gerrit was focused on Dutch settlement of what is now New York Cityand western Long Island in the mid-1600's. A Time to Remember, the thirdbook in the series, was suggested by Mr. Roegner's wife, Anneliese, whowas ten years old in the ruins of Berlin in 1945.
Published December 7, 2011 by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. 136 pages
Genres: History, Travel.

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Roegner introduces his collection in an academic manner, creating the notion that his book is an account of real-life details as experienced by ordinary Germans during WWII;

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