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We Dont Talk About That: An Amazing Story of Survival

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Millions of women were abused and raped during the final stages of WW II, and while the attitude among many survivors is “We don’t talk about that”, this woman has found the courage to place her memories on record.

Growing up in a rural village in Pomerania, Gila’s tranquil life turned tragic when the fighting approached her neighborhood. Her father was captured and taken
Kindle Edition, 239 pages
Published April 24th 2014 by FriesenPress
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Nikki Landis
Aug 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Some stories must be told, no matter how disturbing, horrible, or unbelievable they may seem. Some truths devastate because you can't imagine how they are possibly true. You DON'T WANT them to be true. How can such brutality exist? How can one individual possibly survive after so much horror? How much can the human spirit endure and bounce back from the brink of destruction and continue on?

This book, I think, is probably one of the most emotional and life changing stories I have ever read. It tr
Rose Scott
Oct 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
“We don’t talk about that” is the fitting title for this revealing memoir of a woman who lost her childhood, her home and her innocence to a war that extended into what should have been peacetime.
Roeder’s begins by taking the reader back in time, when cars, machinery and hot running water were still novelties in European village life as late as the 1930’s, when the Nazis came to power. But for ordinary people to speak out against them was to invite disaster on your family, job and standing in t
Dec 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A rare glimpse at the subject that was taboo for so long

So engrossing, so painful and sad, at times, disturbing, and so surprisingly poetic at some places. In her honest revelation of what no one wanted to talk about for decades, the author TALKS about that, which was humiliating, shameful, better not to remember. She talks without hatred, more like presenting an account of “it was the way it was”. It takes courage. It takes the understanding of the big picture of that horrible war, inhumanly b
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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 interruptio ...more