Memoirs of Stephan Geese: In Search of a Homeland
There is an adage celebrated in many patriotic songs that defines the homeland the place where you were born, which always will have a special place in your heart and that you will revere as long as you live. No matter what circumstances separated you from your birthplace, whether because your homeland was lost to the victor of a war, forcing natives to flee and live as tolerated refugees in exile or you left it voluntarily, in search of a better life. Finding a substitute that can fully replace the lost homeland is not easy, it is very often impossible. This book recounts the turbulent and dramatic life of the author in search of a new homeland. It ended in Miami, where an officer of the US Immigration and Naturalization Services greeted him with a warm “Welcome to America” and he felt, he finally arrived home, where he belonged, in the land of the free, the land that he learned to love, and his new homeland. Sometimes he is visiting his native homeland using Google Earth, to find it foreign, strange, and very distant in his memory.