A Piece of Me: My Childhood in Wartime Bavaria (Paperback)

A Piece of Me: My Childhood in Wartime Bavaria By Beatrix Ost, Andrew Solomon (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Beatrix Ost, Andrew Solomon (Introduction by)
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As a young girl growing up in the '40s on a vast estate near Munich, Trixi Ost lives a life that is charmed by talent and privilege yet scarred by turbulent times. She enjoys the attentions of a beloved grandfather who sings her songs and holds forth in Latin, the pig and the deer she keeps as pets, and a wide freedom to roam. But everyday routine is swiftly upended as the estate becomes temporary home to an unlikely collection of people displaced by the war: distant relatives, forced laborers, Prussian royals, Polish peasants, generals, and even a few spies. One bright afternoon, a band of Easterners arrive: "The farm community gathered...staring rigidly at the approaching strangers in their desiccated floral colors, the skin of their faces gaunt and gray like dusty paper.... Who were they? Where were they coming from on this June day? Dachau, breathed the young man who led them, almost inaudibly.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781933527918
ISBN-10: 1933527919
Publisher: Turtle Point Press
Publication Date: April 4th, 2017
Pages: 340
Language: English