Letters Home: The Story of an American Military Family in Occupied Germany 1946-1949
Mark William FalziniISBN: 0595662846;
Book DescriptionLetters Home is a unique account of daily life for a military family living in Occupied Germany as they experienced the aftermath of World War II and the dawning of the Cold War. Through extensive letters written home to family left behind in America and supplemented by interviews with the family, the reader will discover insights not seen elsewhere. Few books about the postwar period mention American families living in Germany, yet thousands were relocated and there was an extensive system of high schools - including sports teams, dances, and other everyday aspects of American life. The historically significant letters are part travelogue, part eyewitness account to the War Crimes Trials, part brand new material on the plight of the DPs?the refugees unwelcome in Germany and unable to go back to their homelands for fear of what the Russians would do to them. A marvelous piece of Americana with a touch of Innocents Abroad, Letters Home adds a human...
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