Tilli's Story: My Thoughts Are Free

Tilli's Story: My Thoughts Are Free

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Overview

'This compelling memoir of a German girl's bitter, frightening life reveals the horrors visited upon an average family caught between two of the cruelest dictators in history.. The small, poignant touches are riveting." -Kirkus Discoveries

I think about what I want and what makes me happy,

But orderly and quietly to myself.

Because my thoughts tear down fortresses and walls,

My thoughts are free.

-German folk song, author unknown


The beautiful, safe, joyful places in young Tilli's imagination were her only refuge from the bombing that tore through the sky above her during World War II. Her thoughts were her only freedom from Hitler's Nazi tyranny, and they were her strength to survive after the war ended, when Russians invaded her tiny farming village in eastern Germany; forced her into months of hiding in a dark attic crawlspace; and took her innocence, her childhood, and nearly her life.


Tilli's dreams-of a time when she could think and act freely, and travel, work, write, worship, and live however she wished-were what fueled the sixteen-year-old to courageously and single-handedly escape the terror of Stalin's harsh Communist rule and create her own happy ending in a free America.


This true tale of sorrow and terror, hope and triumph, is Tilli's story-but it's also the story of the unthinkable suffering and untold bravery of countless innocent children who have lived through a war and its aftermath.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781583480724
Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
Publication date: 09/28/2005
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 386,192
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.68(d)

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