Where is home? How a Childhood in East Germany during World War II Shaped My Adult Life by Anneros Valensi

Where Is Home?

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Where is Home shows the devotion of a mother trying to protect her five young children from the cruelties of the Russian invaders of their homeland in Silesia, East Germany during World War II in 1945-1946.

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Where is Home shows the devotion of a mother trying to protect her five young children from the cruelties of the Russian invaders of their homeland in Silesia, East Germany during World War II in 1945-1946.

The author shows the realities of what it was like for a six year old during that time and how the family stayed alive. In 1946, the Eastern population was evicted from their homeland and distributed in West Germany.

The story continues with the author’s search for home – a place to belong. She became a nurse and her curiosity about the world, about living free, brought her first to London, England in 1961, and in 1966 she was hired by Trans World Airlines to train as a flight attendant in America, where she settled.

“The radio continued to broadcast in loud commanding voices. What was happening? I lived in bewilderment, afraid to go to sleep. I would wake up in the middle of the night afraid of suffocating. I would sit up in bed, breathing deeply in and out as if I were fighting for air. The ominous sound of the bombers humming high up in the sky kept me awake. Where was our father? Was he safe? He had been drafted into the army like so many German men. I was scared.”

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