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Ruined by the Reich : memoir of an East Prussian family, 1916-1945

Author: Christel Weiss Brandenburg; Dan Laing
Publisher: Jefferson, NC : McFarland & Co., ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This is the story of the Weiss family in East Prussia from World War I to the end of World War II, told from the point of view not of the victors but of the vanquished. Beginning with the good citizenship trap Hitler set for law-abiding families, the book describes how Germany first prospered and then fell to ruin with the Third Reich. The people traded their freedoms for a national security that quickly turned to
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Genre/Form: History
Personal narratives
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Brandenburg, Christel Weiss, 1934-
Ruined by the Reich.
Jefferson, NC : McFarland & Co., ©2003
(OCoLC)607057705
Online version:
Brandenburg, Christel Weiss, 1934-
Ruined by the Reich.
Jefferson, NC : McFarland & Co., ©2003
(OCoLC)609031125
Named Person: Weiss family.; Christel Weiss Brandenburg; Christel Weiss Brandenburg; Weiss family.
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Christel Weiss Brandenburg; Dan Laing
ISBN: 0786416157 9780786416158
OCLC Number: 53145293
Description: vi, 218 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm
Contents: Prologue: July 1995 --
Weiss Family Members --
The Eastern Front, 1916 --
New Borders and a New Life --
The Nazis Gain Control of Germany --
The Battle for the Children --
Farm Life Circa 1938 --
The Family Celebrates --
War with Poland --
The Western Front Moves to the Sea --
Children for the Fatherland --
Winter War Stalemate, 1940 --
Stalin Is Rudely Awakened --
Alfred's Turn to Serve His Nation --
Fresh Recruits for the Fuhrer --
Leningrad Holds Out --
Bodies to Bury, Crops to Plant --
Planes to Fly --
Slave Laborers and Children Must Work --
No Joy for the World --
Bargaining with the Enemy --
Trouble at School --
In Over Our Heads in Prussia --
Evacuate Any Way Possible --
Driven to the Baltic Sea --
The Red Army Takes Everything --
The War Ends, Nothing Changes --
Train Tracks to Oblivion --
A New Life Among Strangers --
My Brothers Talk --
Our Troubled Hungry Family --
Germany Emerges from Hitler's Shadow --
A New Life in Canada.
Responsibility: Christel Weiss Brandenburg with Dan Laing.
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Christel relates the history of her family back to World War I in order to set a context for describing how her sheltered and happy life collapsed in ruin near the end of World War II as she and her  Read more...

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