Saturday, February 07, 2015
Hansi: The Girl Who Loved the Swastika by Maria Anne Hirschmann
This was an old book from the '70's that I picked up some years ago. I thought it sounded like an interesting story and I wondered at the author's perception of being right inside the Nazi youth. Her life makes quite the story in everything she saw and experienced as she was immersed and deceived into the culture of the Nazi's reign. What really spoke to me in the story was how this family has taken their freedom here in America and truly appreciate it and revel in it. The wonder that they have in being able to share their faith is fresh and inspirational. Coming from freedom my whole life sometimes I feel I slip into an almost apathetic place in truly realizing what I have. But this book really made me more aware of that. It was also very interesting reading someone's story who had been right smack in the middle of Europe during World War II getting caught up in Hitler's Germany. It was a great testament to God's forgiving power and ability to totally change a life.
Book challenge goals met: a memoir, a book by a female author, a non-fiction, a book set in another country, a book based on a true story, a book at the bottom of your to read list
Will also be linked to Semicolon Saturday Review of Books