Today’s Featured Kindle Book:
Author: Ralph Webster
Genre: Memoirs and Biographies
Rating: 4.8 out of 5 stars
The Third Reich is rising. The creeping madness in the heart of Germany will soon stain the entire world. This is the chilling account of one family as they flee for their lives.
The Wobsers are prosperous, churchgoing, patriotic Germans living in a small East Prussian town. When Hitler seizes power, their comfortable family life is destroyed by a horrifying Nazi regime. Baptized and confirmed as Lutherans, they are told they are Jewish, a past always respected but rarely considered. This distinction makes a life-and-death difference. Suddenly, it is no longer a matter of faith or religion; their lives are defined by race. It is a matter of bloodlines. And, in Nazi Germany, they have the wrong blood.
Written by a second generation Holocaust survivor, this compelling, heart wrenching story will touch every emotion.
About the Author:
Ralph Webster is a 65 year old, happily married, retired guy, living on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. He never dreamed he would become an author. Growing up, his aptitude was always numbers – never words.
During the fall of 2015, Ralph and his wife, Ginger, took an extended trip across mainland Europe. What he saw was what caused him to write this book. Their trip was for pleasure. They were hiking. Yet, as they went from place to place, there was something significant happening that they couldn’t help but notice. The refugee crisis was escalating.
Thousands of refugees from Syria and Afghanistan were streaming across Europe in search of safety and security. They watched the international news broadcasts each evening as image after image was displayed. They listened as the many sides of the controversial refugee situation were discussed. Throughout the trip, they met people from all over the world, and the conversation would continue. There were many varied opinions, sometimes finger pointing, and even heated exchanges.
On a few occasions, at train stations and on trains, Ralph and Ginger encountered groups of refugees trying to make their way north. Most were headed to Germany. And, in various countries, there were times the police boarded their train and removed refugees. They never felt danger. They saw no disturbance. What they watched were people striving to communicate through the medium of different languages. They saw the stress, the toll that leaving one’s homeland takes. Every interaction watched between police and refugees was civil and polite; never anything less. They only saw a silent procession of people in search of a new life – mothers, fathers, children, and groups of young men. There was no avoiding this. It was in their faces, in front of their eyes.
Ralph is the son of a refugee family, and as this crisis unfolded, it gave him reason to consider his family’s journey to the United States and to telling this story.
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