This I Believe

Barbara - Jupiter, Florida
Entered on June 26, 2008
Age Group: 65+
Themes: war

I grew up in post-war Germany in the mid-forties in the middle of Berlin, with my mother, three siblings and loving grandparents. It is most important for people to know how the war had affected people and children in Berlin and other parts of Germany who were also drawn into the horror of the war, their own hunger, despair and misery. They also were victims of the war. This is often forgotten, but of utmost importance to a lucky survicor like myselg, Now I am a grandmother living in Jupiter, Florida and express my feeling and memories in a children’s book I wrote about those years, caleld “When I was little on the Old Country”, which is written, illustrated and published by myself in Jupiter, Florida. The world must remember also that most citizens and in particular children were victims of that war and suffered incredible deprivations and terror.