“What I want most for my story to convey is that the Lord led me through the trials and tribulations of my life in order that I could find meaning, joy, and peace. Because I am approaching the end of my life, I want to inspire my readers to question their own choices, priorities and values in order to find peace with the Lord and joy in their hearts.”
Dorothea Wollin Null has written her accounting of her life during WWII. Surviving “Uncle Hitler” is a short book of just 119 pages that takes the reader through a young German girl’s life during WWII. Dorothea tells us of her travels to flee the bombings to go live with her aunt until they are forced to flee there due to the Russians coming. She tells of her life in a camp and then in a tiny third floor apartment after the war. The book tells the reader how the war shaped Dorothea and other family members into the adults they became. The author also tells us of the family dynamics and how they affected her through out her life.
This is an interesting quick read that show the reader how life was for the younger people in Germany during the war. The author also tells us of her faith and that of her family members. Some things that stand out for me in this book is how important school was, even while living in camps, the children had school outside. As well as the depth of their struggles for housing and food. This is a good book that would be enjoyed by those who enjoy reading about that time in history.
I received a copy of this book from First Step Publishing through Book Crash and this is my honest review.
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