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Eva's War: A True Story of Survival
     

Eva's War: A True Story of Survival

by Eva Krutein, Alfred-Maurice de Zayas (Foreword by), Adela Amador (Preface by)
 

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2nd Printing, 2015

"Eva's War" is the beginning of a captivating trilogy about one woman's fight for survival and her journey through one of the most turbulent times in world history. The year is 1945, the world is at war. Young Eva must leave her beloved Danzig to escape the Soviets and the harm they would bring to her little family. After hearing rumors about the

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2nd Printing, 2015

"Eva's War" is the beginning of a captivating trilogy about one woman's fight for survival and her journey through one of the most turbulent times in world history. The year is 1945, the world is at war. Young Eva must leave her beloved Danzig to escape the Soviets and the harm they would bring to her little family. After hearing rumors about the terrible devastation of the town of Nemmersdorf, Eva makes the heartbreaking decision to leave her parents. It is more than a decision to leave the comforts of home, as the lives of those who remain are also at risk. Without knowing if she will ever find her husband Manfred again, or see her loving parents, Eva sets out on her own through the wreckage of war. Driven by a youthful sense of adventure, Eva takes her baby daughter and boards a ship sailing into the unknown. They barely escape death on numerous occasions. Alone and carrying the full weight of saving her child's life on her shoulders, Eva's only solace is the beautiful music she creates on the piano. Drawing from this love of music, and the wholehearted love she feels for her husband, now lost to her, Eva emerges from the ashes of war a new, stronger woman.

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Library Journal
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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780938513087
Publisher:
Amador Publishers, LLC
Publication date:
03/28/1990
Pages:
258
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.54(d)

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