Steven G. Kautner, a first-time published author who spent his working life in the field of avionics, has completed his new book "Anna's Story: A True Story of a Young Girl's Will to Survive in the Aftermath of World War II": a gripping testament to the strength and courage of the human spirit.
Kautner's inspiration for this book was his mother, Anna Berry, born Anna Friedrich. At eighty-eight years old, this amazing woman remembered every little detail of her childhood right down to the colors of the clothes she wore and the names of her teachers and neighbors. Kautner felt compelled to tell this little-known piece of human history. When describing this story to others, he was surprised at how few people knew anything about this post-WWII period of history.
Published by Newman Springs Publishing, Kautner's story begins in 1945, when the war that ravaged most of Europe was drawing to an end. The German "Wehrmacht" and its collaborators have been defeated and are on the run. Countries like Poland, Russia, and Yugoslavia expelled millions of ethnic German civilians living within their borders as retribution for the human atrocities perpetrated by the Nazis against their people.
The ethnic Germans living in Yugoslavia were forced to abandon their homes, leaving everything behind, and make the long arduous trip to a safe haven in Austria and Germany. The Germans that refused to leave or could not travel were forced by communist Yugoslav partisans into concentration camps, where they were beaten, raped, murdered, or left to starve to death.
This true story follows the life of a young ethnic German girl, born and raised in Serbia, then part of Yugoslavia, amid the chaos, destruction, and death after WWII.
Readers who wish to experience this moving work can purchase "Anna's Story: A True Story of a Young Girl's Will to Survive in the Aftermath of World War II" at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iBooks Store, Amazon, or Barnes and Noble.
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About Newman Springs Publishing:
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Original Source: Author Steven G. Kautner's New Book 'Anna's Story: A True Story of a Young Girl's Will to Survive in the Aftermath of World War II' is a Triumphant True-Life Tale