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Giselle Roeder

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Born prior to WWII Giselle Roeder spent her early life in the relatively tranquil setting of a rural village in Pomerania, the most eastern part of Germany ceeded to Poland in 1945. The bloody trauma of the fighting between the advancing Russians and the retreating German army in her neighborhood meant that thousands of people, including her family became displaced persons. Despite the interruptions in her education Giselle qualified as a Physical Education teacher in what was known as East Germany before she escaped to the West via Berlin. In West Germany, she was obliged to start her life all over again, recommence her training and eventually became a health educator.

Following her emigration to Canada in 1963, Giselle succeeded in busines
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Memories of little Gila, a brief history lesson: 

The first of the “Nine Lives of Gila” – see “We Don’t Talk About That”:

[image error]Gila lived her first 30 years in three Germanys. She can’t remember her first 3 or 4 years, but she knows what happened. Hitler took over in 1933 because he promised work and bread for the starving population. Criminals caused brawls and a lot of unrest in the big cities. Hitler told his friend Roehm to establish a

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Fantastic read! Very emotional on several levels; growing up as a girl and the choices made for me,and being a parent and choices I made for my kids.

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"The Only Blue Door is a side of Historical Fiction that I usually don't delve into. Ms. Fallon does not talk about the events of WWII in regards to battle, or the soldiers that typically I would read when looking into the era. She takes on the challe" Read more of this review »
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I escaped the GDR in 1955. It was a few years before the Wall - but bad enough. The VoPos, the police, had already the order to shoot to kill escapees. I did write about it in my memoir „We Don‘t Talk About That.“ Since
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“live each day because yhou don't know if you wake up tomorrow.”
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“To be happy now is the thing, and to be aware of it.”
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“And I don't believe in such a thing as "happily ever after". There's only happily every now and then. I find the hardest trick is to recognize the now-and-thens, and to bask in them when they come. Happiness is a choice we make, like how to wear our hair, or having coffee with breakfast and tea at night.”
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“Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.”
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Giselle Roeder Ann Victoria Roberts is a writer who uses wonderful English. She pulls you along when reading her stories - you can't help 'inhaling' her books, can't put them down. What a brain this lady is, what a writer! And she started out writing a million dollar story while her husband was at sea, away from home. The rest is history. My favorite books by her? "Louisa Elliot" and "Liam's Story." - The captain of the "Titanic" is also breathtaking, especially if you have seen the movie. I love-love-love this author.


Giselle Roeder Looking at the incredible list of books available almost makes you dizzy with a desire to read them all! Time! Time is of the essence! When to read and when to write?


Giselle Roeder James Kostelniuk:
We Don't Talk About That is a truly remarkable book that reads like the cinematic unravelling of a Steven Spielberg movie. I am reading it aloud to my wife, Marge, and we are now up to chapter 14. We brought Kleenex for our tears. I am obviously so deeply moved by this true story that at times the writing takes my breath away and I have to stop reading. Our hearts are overflowing each day with the author's courage and initiative as a child in war. The real child depicted in the story certainly was enterprising in her search for food and friendly contacts who might help her family, and as a result, she saved lives.


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