Marianne G. Walker's triumphant story is guaranteed to remind readers everywhere of what the word freedom truly means. Her hair-raising stories and attempt to get her family safely out of Germany are acts of bravery and perseverance in the face of growing terror. A Burning Desire to be Free recants her years growing up in Germany, education in England, return to her home town of Erfurt, and persistent efforts to emigrate to the United States after World War II and three years of Russian occupation.
Instilled at an early age by her parents with a strong moral code and respect for education, she decided to teach when she was forced to work during World War II. Travels with her parents, ski trips with her brother, first marriage and the joyous birth of her son, all set against the backdrop of an ever-changing country, are rendered in lovingly rich detail. With inborn optimism, positive thinking and faith, she risked her life to being her child to safety in the United States.
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