Surviving ‘Uncle Hitler’ Journey of a German Girl written by Dorothea Wollin Null is a thoroughly engrossing account of the life of six year old Dorothea, caught up in the atrocities of war in Europe.
Under the brutal Hitler regime the German people were hoodwinked into thinking the bombing of German has been unprovoked. They believed their country was innocent of evil activities and was being led by a leader of esteem. This was before television reporters could investigate to reveal the truth.
When her family lost their home they began a long, dangerous journey seeking shelter wherever they could. This journey took them through the Hitler reign, the Russian occupation and so much more.
The strength they needed was beyond their ability. Their Christian faith sustained them through extreme conditions lasting for decades.
Dorothea’s account is beautifully compelling and sad. War is especially cruel to children who have no real concept of why people are suddenly so cruel and lacking compassion toward neighbours who are in trouble.
Emotions are turned upside down and surviving to hold their family together became the mainstay of her parents and siblings.
Finally landing in America, her story will hold your attention from beginning to end.
I can relate to much of what she recalls having survived bomb attacks through the German blitz on England and being relocated out of London during second world war in England. None of what I experienced compares with the trials Dorothea and her family endured. This honest critique from the memories of a little girl is definitely a must-read.
Highly recommended for all.
I was provided with a complimentary copy of this publication in exchange for an honest review.