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By Ilse Stritzke,Bernie Stritzke

the mum of eleven yr outdated Ilse Glaus grew to become down the final aircraft out of East Prussia sooner than the advancing Russians as a way to remain again along with her elderly mom and dad. that call price her kin dearly in wartorn Europe, 1945. Ilse grew up on a small farm, with an excellent family members, the woods as a playground and the shorelines of the Baltic.
Then turmoil the German defeat through the Russians and the next profession. In 31 months lower than the Russians, Ilse’s kin is pushed from their domestic, she mourns her lacking father, witnesses her mother’s rape, sees her grandparents and child brother succumb to the brutal stipulations, and hears of her oldest sister’s catch and demise in a piece felony. struggling with hunger, Ilse crafts how you can coexist with the Russians, scavenging, begging and stealing to assist the kin survive.

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