A child's eye-view of the second world war may not make the high school history books, but it does make interesting reading. Anne O'Rourke remembers what it was like to live under Hitler and Stalin.... More > The fears, the hopes, the longing to return home, the wish to remain in a war-torn region once friends are made - All are brought to life in this tale of a loving family caught in the middle of a country at war.< Less
The stories in this book take place from the perspective of a young girl who grew up in Germany during the second world war, as remembered by her older self. Anne O'Rourke lived under the regimes of... More > Hitler and then Stalin before escaping Stalin's rule in East Berlin. She moved with her family as a refugee to West Berlin and finally left Germany altogether to start a new life in Canada.
Through the war years, protected as much as possible by her family, she tackled disruptions and disappointments with a child-like resilience that she has never lost.< Less