Hansi The Girl Who Loved The Swastika Author:Maria Anne Hirschmann "'Don't ever forget Jesus!' This tearful admonition of her foster mother followed the teen-aged orphan girl as she began her trip to Prague. Maria ('Hansi') was the envy of all in her little Czechoslovakian village because she had won a scholarship to the Nazi school in the capital and would be able to serve the Fuhrer. — Thus Maria began a lon... more »g journey in 1940 which was to lead her into the darkness of blind devotion to Hitler and the atheism of the Nazi system. The path led to storybook romance...cruel disillusionment at Hitler's suicide...a traumatic awakening to the swastika's scourge across Europe and upon the Jews...a breathtaking escape from the Communists...and a reemergence into the love and lordship of her mother's Jesus.
Eventurally Maria and her family came to the United States. You will find chuckles vying with tears as you see the New World through the eyes of the immigrants, bewildered by the careless affluence of their adopted land and dazzled by the freedom to serve and teach one's deepest convictions.« less
I really enjoyed this book. It provided an unusual point of view of the World War II era in that Hansi grew up under the wings of the Nazi regime and didn't realize what the Nazi's were actually doing until their defeat.
A true story and a good read.