Hello America: A Memoir

Hello America: A Memoir

by Mary Matuja

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Hello America: A Memoir by Mary Matuja

Do you feel there is something significant you are meant to do? Throughout this memoir that describes how a five-year-old girl could charm Nazi soldiers and then later experience the joy of winning scholarships, beauty pageants, and elected office—Mary's inner beauty will shine through and touch your heart.

At the start of WWII young Mary lived with her grandparents in the village of Certizne, Czechoslovakia. She survived WWII by living in the forest amidst exploding bombs, freezing temperatures, and with little or no food. Through it all, her strength and resiliency remained unharmed.

At age 10 she was sent to America to live with the mother she had never met. Mary adapted and adjusted, compiling notable achievements throughout her school career. After marriage, she began a life of public service as a councilwoman and member of many civic organizations, giving tirelessly to her community.

Mary Matuja tells her story uncommonly well in this engaging memoir. . . —Michael Bortman, screenwriter of Resurrecting the Champ and Who Will Love My Children?

Mary (Hoc-Bobak) Matuja immigrated to America in 1949 at age 10. She was unable to speak English and made the long journey alone to be reunited with her mother from whom she was separated at the age of 4 months.

Prior to arriving in America, she lived with her grandparents in the village of Certizne, Czechoslovakia. With her family and neighbors, she survived WWII by living in the forest and in barns until the war ended and the families were allowed to return to their homes.

In America, Mary adapted and adjusted, and she compiled many notable achievements throughout her school career. After marriage, she began a life of public service. As a mother she pushed for educational excellence. As a councilwoman and member of many civic organizations, she has given tirelessly and selflessly to her community. She lectures in classrooms on WWII and immigration. She believes that the true measure of a country and humankind is to build upon where the previous generations left off.

Throughout this memoir that describes how a five-year-old girl could charm Nazi soldiers and then later experience the joy of winning scholarships, beauty pageants, and elected office—Mary's inner beauty will shine through and touch your heart.

At the start of WWII young Mary lived with her grandparents in the village of Certizne, Czechoslovakia. She survived WWII by living in the forest amidst exploding bombs, freezing temperatures, and with little or no food. Through it all, her strength and resiliency remained unharmed.

At age 10 she was sent to America to live with the mother she had never met. Mary adapted and adjusted, compiling notable achievements throughout her school career. After marriage, she began a life of public service as a councilwoman and member of many civic organizations, giving tirelessly to her community.

Mary Matuja tells her story uncommonly well in this engaging memoir. . . —Michael Bortman, screenwriter of Resurrecting the Champ and Who Will Love My Children?

Mary (Hoc-Bobak) Matuja immigrated to America in 1949 at age 10. She was unable to speak English and made the long journey alone to be reunited with her mother from whom she was separated at the age of 4 months.

Prior to arriving in America, she lived with her grandparents in the village of Certizne, Czechoslovakia. With her family and neighbors, she survived WWII by living in the forest and in barns until the war ended and the families were allowed to return to their homes.

In America, Mary adapted and adjusted, and she compiled many notable achievements throughout her school career. After marriage, she began a life of public service. As a mother she pushed for educational excellence. As a councilwoman and member of many civic organizations, she has given tirelessly and selflessly to her community. She lectures in classrooms on WWII and immigration. She believes that the true measure of a country and humankind is to build upon where the previous generations left off.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781634135849
Publisher: Two Harbors Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/20/2015
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Mary (Hoc-Bobak) Matuja immigrated to America in 1949 at age 10. She was unable to speak English and made the long journey alone to be reunited with her mother from whom she was separated at the age of 4 months.

Prior to arriving in America, she lived with her grandparents in the village of Certizne, Czechoslovakia. With her family and neighbors, she survived WWII by living in the forest and in barns until the war ended and the families were allowed to return to their homes.

In America, Mary adapted and adjusted, and she compiled many notable achievements throughout her school career. After marriage, she began a life of public service. As a mother she pushed for educational excellence. As a councilwoman and member of many civic organizations, she has given tirelessly and selflessly to her community. She lectures in classrooms on WWII and immigration. She believes that the true measure of a country and humankind is to build upon where the previous generations left off.

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