Gerti's War: A Journal of Life Inside the Wehrmacht

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Evershine Press Inc, Apr 1, 2020 - History - 274 pages
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Gerti’s war is a journal of Gerti’s life after Hitler took power and she found herself pressed into service as an encrytionist with top security clearance. Gerti’s journal chronicles her experiences, hardships and the atrocities suffered by all during WWII. Gerti’s early life and later years are told from Gerti’s stories to portray her life before, during, and after the war.  


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March 1938
September 1938
June 1940
February 1941
May 1941
November 1941
December 1941
September 1942
July 1943
May 1945
September 1945
April 1948
December 1992
February 1993

February 1942

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Lois has been an active storyteller for the last fifteen years. Gerti’s War is her first non-fiction novel and the reason she started writing. Lois’ life changed when she was visiting Gerti and extended family in Germany and a photo album fell out and onto her foot. That photograph showed Gerti’s father wearing a WWII German uniform with another German officer in a wagon. Lois casually asked her cousin, “What did you do in the war?” However, she was not prepared for Gerti’s answer. Gerti told Lois that she had been in the Hitler Youth and was fourteen when the war started. Lois literally dropped to her knees. The kindest woman she had ever known, couldn’t be a “Nazi”? Gerti’s War covers the years 1938-47 showing what life was like in Germany during the war and afterwards as taken from Gerti’s journals from the time and the stories she told.

Lois lives in California with the best dog in the world who happily sits at her feet while she writes. Occasionally she walks said dog, sculpts in marble, clay and stone; paints, cuts glass and works in fiber arts. Lois sees the world differently and pursues her love of a good story in novels and screenplays. She has previously self-published a children’s fairytale, Legend of Cinnamon Valley, under the pen name Lois Frazier. Lois has written two other books; and is a screenwriter with several screenplays, teleplays, and shorts in her portfolio. She also works with children teaching classes…

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