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LETTERS ON SILESIA by JOHN QUINCY ADAMS 1801 By James L Rader
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Silesian life in 1800. It contains John Quincy Adams experiences, attitudes and feelings about the people, places and customs of the times over a 6 week tour. The second half presents a detailed... More > geographical, statistical, and Historical account of Silesia. Causes and Originf of the 30 years war, the prussian conquest, taxes. The churches and school system. It uses Kloeber's "Silesia before and since the Year 1740" as a major source.< Less
LETTERS ON SILESIA by JOHN QUINCY ADAMS 1801 By James L Rader
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Silesian life in 1800. It contains John Quincy Adams experiences, attitudes and feelings about the people, places and customs of the times over a 6 week tour. The second half presents a detailed... More > geographical, statistical, and Historical account of Silesia. Causes and Originf of the 30 years war, the prussian conquest, taxes. The churches and school system. It uses Kloeber's "Silesia before and since the Year 1740" as a major source.< Less
Księga czasu By Adam Zaborski
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Historia rodziny - młodość na Sląsku w Polsce Ludowej, walka o byt i o szczęście. Exodus - czas biegnie tylko w jedną stronę.
The River By Siegfried Cesh
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This book is the story of a long journey from Laziska, the village of my childhood located in Southern Poland, to Phippsburg, Maine. The Nazis came first, conquering Poland demanding allegiances... More > which set neighbor against neighbor and tore many families apart. Then, as the Russians pushed the defeated Germans out of Poland, they plundered our country, destroyed homes and took all remaining men who were not drafted into the army to concentration camps in Siberia. But, my story doesn’t end with defeat, it’s a journey of healing as God directed my life from one river across the seas to the Pacific Ocean, and finally to Winnegance Bay in Maine. This is a story of hope for any one who has ever walked through dry riverbeds in search of streams of living water. Do not give up, there is always redemption in suffering.< Less
The Diary of Susanna Woychik By JEAN WYNGARDEN DAY
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This is the fictional diary of Susanna Woychik, a 14 year old girl who immigrated with her family from Poppelau, Silesia to Burnside, Trempealeau, Wisconsin in 1868. It is based on historical... More > information but the story line is fictional< Less
The Diary of Susanna Woychik By Jean Wyngarden Day
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This is the fictional diary of Susanna Woychik, a 14 year old girl who immigrated with her family from Poppelau, Silesia to Burnside, Trempealeau, Wisconsin in 1868. It is based on historical... More > information but the story line is fictional< Less
The Diary of Susanna Woychik By JEAN WYNGARDEN DAY
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This is the fictional diary of Susanna Woychik, a 14 year old girl who immigrated with her family from Poppelau, Silesia to Burnside, Trempealeau, Wisconsin in 1868. It is based on historical... More > information but the story line is fictional< Less
Great Lives 15: Frederick the Great By History World
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Interested primarily in music and philosophy and not the arts of war during his youth, Frederick unsuccessfully attempted to flee from his authoritarian father, Frederick William I, with childhood... More > friend Hans Hermann von Katte, whose execution he was forced to watch after they were captured. Upon ascending to the Prussian throne, he attacked Austria and claimed Silesia during the Silesian Wars, winning military acclaim for himself and Prussia. Near the end of his life, Frederick physically connected most of his realm by conquering Polish territories in the First Partition of Poland.< Less
The Dark Edge of the Rainbow By Angela Valentine
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Mum, Have you been a Nazi? those were the words of my nine year old son when he came home from school one day. I had to write mine and my sister's story. I told the story as the children we were... More > when the events took place, not as an adult looking back. The family lived in Berlin and the eldest of the three children had started school in 1942. Shortly after that their father is called up and joins the army. In 1943 the family is evacuated. they journey to this far Eastern part of Germany and spend a peaceful and wonderful year there. In the summer of 1944 they have to leave within 24 hours. After days of delays and starving, they arrive in Silesia where their mother grew up. A letter, redirected via many military offices informs them that the mother's father has been arrested by the Gestapo, accused of subversion. the family travel to Regensburg. They are back in the war and await rescue from the Americans.< Less
The Life and Adventures of Baron Trenck : Volume II (Illustrated) By Friedrich Trenck
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“I was born at Königsberg in Prussia, February 16, 1726, of one of the most ancient families of the country. My father, who was lord of Great Scharlach, Schakulack, and Meichen, and... More > major-general of cavalry, died in 1740, after receiving eighteen wounds in the Prussian service. My mother was daughter of the president of the high court at Königsberg. After my father’s death she married Count Lostange, lieutenant-colonel in the Kiow regiment of cuirassiers, with whom she went and resided at Breslau. I had two brothers and a sister; my youngest brother was taken by my mother into Silesia; the other was a cornet in this last-named regiment of Kiow; and my sister was married to the only son of the aged General Valdow.”< Less