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These chronicles will appeal to those who have ever wondered how a woman finds the courage to cope in time of a losing war. They describe the ordinary happenings, as seen through the eyes of a young widowed nurse, at the close of World War II. This book is written in the first person and lets the reader experience the struggle and desperation of what a young Mother faces, as her the world as she knows it, is swept away.
This actual real life story portrays the last months in 1945 and the beginning of the East-German occupation. It is the time when Stalin’s shock-troops commit unspeakable atrocities.
The Historical Novel begins with Lois's pre-war naivete that six years later culminates in the realization that her life as she had known was based on lies. The reader is immersed into the frightening world of what it feels like being a woman where the victors demand their tribute. At that moment all previously held ideals are turned into terror, horror, fear, degradation and death. These chronicles are unique. They plumb the depths of Lois’s psychological state of mind, in that they portray the commonplace occurrences of women who are being immersed into a chasm of callousness and inhumanity. The victorious Soldiers subject the women through all kinds of hell. Despite the destruction of her world Lois and her fellow women find the courage to endure.

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