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Where Is Home?: How a Childhood in East Germany During World War II Shaped My Adult Life

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World War II interrupted Anneros Valensi's childhood. Born in East Germany in 1938, she was just six years old when the war and its fallout struck her and her family. In Where is Home? she shares the story of how she survived the miseries of war. In a narrative told from the perspective of a six-year-old child, this memoir shares the realities of what life was like during ...more
Hardcover, 138 pages
Published November 26th 2013 by Abbott Press
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Anneros Valensi, in Where is Home? shares a seldom seen perspective of WWII—the side of a young German girl, along with her mother and siblings, trying to survive behind the front lines of the war raging in Europe.

Born in Falkenau, Silesia, East Germany, in 1938, Valensi was just six years old when one day all the children in her village were ordered to greet everyone with “Heil Hitler” and a raised right arm. Her world took on ominous overtures from her pre-war, ordinary family life: the girls
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Michelle Barker
This was a story with huge potential that, sadly, went unfulfilled because of the choice to self-publish. Mostly told in narrative summary and often repetitive, the memoir would have benefited by professional editing. I was particularly fascinated by the author's troubled relationship with her mother, but it was skimmed over and never got the deep examination it deserved.
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