On A Green Twig
eBook (PDF), 494 Pages
On a Green Twig is the memoir of Anna Klein Spencer who grew up in Germany during the Depression and World War II. Her lively, richly detailed recollections of rustic life in a Rheinland village provide invaluable perspective about German life before and after Hitler, Nazism and World War II. This personal account tells how a young girl’s family life and her community were turned upside down by world events. It offers a lesson in how perseverance and courage can transform tragedy and misfortune into a new lease on life – on a green twig.
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Oct 15, 2009"On a Green Twig" From: Ruth Kohlstrunk Woodside, Tauranga, New Zealand I enjoyed ON A GREEN TWIG very much particularly because Anna Klein and are I of the same age and as I followed the events of her life I would think of what I was doing at the same time. Anna Klein's story covers the life of a family in a small German community among her large extended family. I was also brought up in a German household in a small community and had a large extended family but that is where any similarly with Anna Klein ends. Our lives could not have been more different. The German ship my father was working on was interned in New York in 1912. He remained in America, married, raised a family, never to return to his homeland, resulting in me not knowing my Grandparents and 12 Aunts and Uncles. Anna Klein's story covered the years leading up to and after Hitler's war, and the occupation years when so much sacrifice was made by the German population. While my friends and I were enjoying... More > being young and carefree in New Jersey, we were so unaware of what our counterparts across the ocean were going through. Anna Klein was handed sole responsibility of an ill mother, watching her adored father and brother leave home to fight in a war. Many were night times she was sitting in a bomb shelter as bombers pass overhead. Later a new baby brother accompanied her to the shelter. No young girl should go through the miseries of war or losing members of her friends and family. Her story is one of learning how to survive. Thank you Anna Klein Spencer for your enlightening book, for sharing the wonderful memories of your Rhineland home and family. It made a reader like me open my eyes again to the utter futility of war as told through the honest eyes of a young girl who lived it. I got a sense that Tim, a retired journalist/writer, made sure you included all the humor and laughter to counter balance all the tragedy of war times. That's what a journalist is supposed to do. By the way, happy 53rd wedding anniversary Anna and Tim! (I figured that out reading "Twig.")< Less
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- Anna and Tim Spencer (Standard Copyright License)
- First Edition
- Temple Communications
- September 30, 2011
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