On The Other Side
“On the other Side,” is a story about a young German girl, her family, and friends. The events take place in a quaint, old city in the foothills of the Taunus Mountain region near the Rhine. The story begins with the mysterious disappearance of her father suspected due to political provocation. The family’s pains, sufferings, and difficulties continue to escalate amidst the war-torn surroundings of World War Two. In the midst of increasing pressure and opposition from Nazi influence her mother, a woman who fears and loves God, finds strength to look toward a brighter future. Although on the other side of the political arena and facing its threats, dangers of war, bombings, and hunger, provisions and safety arrive at just the right time. Seeking refuge from the turmoil that beset her life, the young girl, still in her teens, draws strength from her mother’s example in order to overcome startling challenges which face her as she approaches a new era in America. This story is based on facts, historical events, the writer’s first-hand experiences, and recollections.
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