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.
Contemplative. Thought-provoking. Inspirational. Funny. All these, and more, could describe the contents of The Second Listening Book written by James Webb, Pastor, Missionary, and Story-teller.
The book contains a selection of short stories, each written to open the mind and heart to a world different to any we have known.
With titles such as; Be Careful What You Wish For; The Woman Who Couldn’t Keep a Secret; The Parable of the Boy Who Ran With Scissors and The Unexpected Guest, you cannot fail to be entranced by James Webb’s skilful writing, and his incredible imagination.
With more than two dozen tales to broaden your horizons, I am quite certain there will be at least one nugget within the pages that will make you sit up and take notice, or have you laughing unreservedly at the wit, and sometimes, absurd critters that James Webb calls into action.
This is a fun, informative and mind-opening publication, guaranteed to be a favorite with all age groups.
I found the book a very easy, comfortable read. While entertaining the mind, on occasion it also caused me to rethink similar circumstances in my life, from a different perspective.
A very pleasant book with which to stop, sit and just enjoy.
Recommended for all.
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Today, we should remember the sacrifices of thousands of brave men and women who were involved in the battles of D-Day.
D-Day! The turning point of the Second World War. The day that saw the beginning of the end of a horrendous battle against evil.
Let us remember and quietly thank them for all they did for us.
God allows D-Day in our lives every day. We, too, can turn from wrong behaviors and evil, choosing instead, to allow Him to show us His way of inner peace.
So on this sixth day of June, decide who, or what, you will serve. Make all that you do count.
Life could have been so very different decades ago, had our veterans not given their all for freedom. Life can also be changed in ways you cannot imagine when you elect to follow God.
Make this your D-Day. Change the course of your life, by choosing to allow a loving God to take control of your life.
THANK YOU TO ALL THE VETERANS WHO CHOSE AND STILL CHOOSE TO SERVE THEIR COUNTRY TO LIBERATE THE PEOPLE.
Whether you fought in the Second World War or in subsequent battles around this troubled world, we – the ordinary folk say ‘THANK YOU.