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Letters from Lena : an account of the great Prussian exodus of 1945

Author: Elmer Ruhnke; Donna R Liberman
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Hamilton Books, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Lena Kolberg was just one of the two million German civilians who fled from East Prussia at the end of the Second World War. She and her family left Memelland, the farthest province of East Prussia, in the bitterly cold winter of 1945. Letters from Lena is an eye-witness account of the hardships and horrors experienced by Lena's family in their desperate flight from the advancing Soviet army. Lena's words recall in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Erlebnisbericht
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Elmer Ruhnke; Donna R Liberman
ISBN: 9780761856733 0761856730 9780761856740 0761856749
OCLC Number: 752069616
Description: xvi, 148 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Contents: List of Maps Preface Introduction Prologue Background Notes Chapter I: The Great War Chapter II: The Lithuanian Occupation Chapter III: The War Begins Chapter IV: Der Treck Chapter V: The Crossing Chapter VI: Escape by Sea Chapter VII: Refugees Chapter VIII: The Letters Chapter IX: The Rebuilding of Life Epilogue and Kupprat Family Tree Appendices A-F Concluding Thoughts Suggestions for Further Reading
Responsibility: translated with Commentary by Elmer Ruhnke ; edited by Donna R. Liberman.

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