Born into Hitler's War by Gisela Wicks

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"This historically enriching memoir brims with gripping detail of everything from the war’s destructiveness. The memoir’s minor typos and spelling missteps never diminish the vivid, detailed trek through Gisela’s difficult young life.This captivating memoir is a gem deserving of a wide audience."
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This memoir is the story of my childhood and teen years. It begins when I was very young, having to live with a spiteful, unloving stepmother, surviving the hardship of World War II, fearing the Russian fronts approach from the east, fleeing from them and the bombings from the Allies advancing from the west. 
After the end of war, still a little girl, I was terrified of the Russian soldiers and war prisoners who roamed our countryside.  I heard women scream while being raped. I endured the sorrow of losing my beloved father and my stepmother's unrestrained cruelty.  My agony finally ended with my reunion of my real mother and loving Oma.
After WWII ended, we lived behind the Iron Curtain in East Germany under the Russian occupation-Stalin's Iron Fist.  His communist regime imposed such strict isolation and extreme hunger that the citizens of East Germany waged an unsuccessful uprising to gain freedom from Russia and communism. This memoir of my childhood and teen years ends with the family's harrowing escape to freedom.
 

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Published March 12, 2014 by Xlibris US. 464 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Travel, War. Non-fiction
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on Dec 08 2014

"This historically enriching memoir brims with gripping detail of everything from the war’s destructiveness. The memoir’s minor typos and spelling missteps never diminish the vivid, detailed trek through Gisela’s difficult young life.This captivating memoir is a gem deserving of a wide audience."

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