Eva's War: A True Story of Survival [NOOK Book]

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Danzig, a Free City between the Great Wars, then seized by Hitler in 1939, is threatened by Soviet troops as Eva Krutein flees with her daughter in January, 1945. It is the beginning of a harrowing year of privation, defeat, moral quandaries, growth and, finally, healing. This compelling account of the hardships and horrors of war remains throughout an uplifting family odyssey.

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Eva's War: A True Story of Survival

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Overview

Danzig, a Free City between the Great Wars, then seized by Hitler in 1939, is threatened by Soviet troops as Eva Krutein flees with her daughter in January, 1945. It is the beginning of a harrowing year of privation, defeat, moral quandaries, growth and, finally, healing. This compelling account of the hardships and horrors of war remains throughout an uplifting family odyssey.

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Krutein fled Danzig in 1945 with her infant daughter, Lili, to avoid the Russian occupation. Daughter of a middle-class German family and wife of a German naval officer, she found herself, after a harrowing sea voyage, in a northern German port. Eva was comparatively lucky; although she lost her parents (her mother committed suicide after rape by Russians), she still had her husband and child. She adapted to her situation well, scrounging and dealing with the black market, and making money from her musical skills. Eventually she and her husband were able to emigrate to America. Her novel-like presentation makes for exciting reading. The story of German refugees has not been well covered, so this should find a place in academic and public libraries.-- Pat Ensor, Indiana State Univ. Lib., Terre Haute
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940045155779
  • Publisher: Amador Publishers
  • Publication date: 7/22/2013
  • Series: Humanist Memoir , #1
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 887,348
  • File size: 275 KB

Meet the Author

Eva Krutein, a native of Danzig (now Gdansk), has been a music teacher, opera coach, composer (piano and harpsichord), writer, concert and book reviewer. She and her family emigrated from Germany to Chile, and later from there to California, where she continues to reside.
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