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Surviving Hitler, Evading Stalin: One Woman’s Remarkable Escape from Nazi Germany

Surviving Hitler, Evading Stalin: One Woman’s Remarkable Escape from Nazi Germany


Book Overview: Surviving Hitler, Evading Stalin: One Woman’s Remarkable Escape from Nazi Germany

The peaceful farm life of a teenage girl in Germany is abruptly upended when WWII comes knocking at her family's door. One month before her sixteenth birthday, Mildred "Mickchen" Schindler and her family are captured by Russian Soldiers. Having already survived life in Hitler's Nazi Germany, they now face the terror of a new enemy-Stalin's Red Army.

Mildred recounts, in meticulous detail, her treacherous journey and the roller coaster of raw emotions she experiences -fear, regret, loneliness, humility, perseverance, and defiance. Mildred's odyssey of making her way home and finding her family in a war-torn countryside takes many riveting twists and turns. The discovery of a secret, hidden document offers hope for a brighter future.

From harrowing to heartwarming, this memoir provides a unique perspective of a Gentile girl's road to resilience and her fortitude against all odds to forge a life filled with love and laughter. Surviving Hitler, Evading Stalin is a remarkable testimony to the strength of the unconquerable human spirit and an endearing account of God's faithfulness in the midst of faithless circumstances.

Surviving Hitler, Evading Stalin has garnered numerous awards. Mildred was personally awarded the National Medal of Honor by the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) in September of 2021 and received the Women in American History Medal in June of 2022.

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PublisherSunbury Press, Inc.
Publication Date2020-11-28
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Mildred Schindler Janzen is an acclaimed author whose works have long been recognized for their rich narratives and profound insights into human nature. Born and raised in Ohio, Janzen honed her literary talent at the prestigious Swarthmore College, where she earned a degree in English Literature. Her deep-rooted passion for the written word was evident early in her career as she explored various genres, enigmatically weaving complex characters and stories that continue to captivate her readers. Her first novel, published to wide acclaim, paved the way for a highly successful and respected career in literature. Best known for her riveting storylines and eloquent prose, Janzen's stories deliver on every front—be it suspense, drama, romance, or introspection. Her unparalleled ability to create immersive worlds and unforgettable characters has garnered her a loyal, international readership and critical acclaim. Janzen has received several awards, testament to her writing prowess and contribution to literature. But beyond her professional achievements, she remains an ardent advocate for literacy programs and often shares her profound love for literature at book fairs, workshops, and college campuses. Mildred Schindler Janzen's life and career stand as a beacon of inspiration for aspiring authors and a testament to the power of storytelling.
Sherye S Green is a well-acclaimed author recognized for her insightful and captivating writing. Originally from Jackson, Mississippi, her southern roots are reflected in her storytelling, weaving powerful narratives that blend faith, deception, and ultimate redemption. Her books, showcasing a profound understanding of human nature and God’s grace, have drawn numerous readers and have resulted in a loyal following. Sherye holds a degree in broadcast communication and worked in television production before transitioning to writing. This diverse background greatly informs her work, enabling her to invigorate her stories with a dynamic and realistic edge. Her first book, "After the Rain," an emotionally stirring novel, has garnered critical acclaim, solidifying her reputation as a profoundly talented and thoughtful author. In addition to her writing prowess, Sherye is an active participant in ministry work with a passion for serving others. She is an engaging public speaker, often invited to share her faith and writing journey at workshops, conferences, and women’s events. Sherye's life and artistic endeavor embody a journey of resilience, faith, and the pursuit of one’s passion, vividly inspiring her readers and the people she connects with day-to-day.

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