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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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A look at “Truth” and “Lie:”

[image error]When I read this old legend, it made me think. I shook my wise old head and thought, “How true! Who wants to know the naked truth nowadays? People are falling for lies. It is so much easier to believe the lies. And the louder and more often they are told, they more people believe them.”


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“live each day because yhou don't know if you wake up tomorrow.”
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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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