Hansi Author:Maria Anne Hirschmann "Don't ever forget Jesus!" This tearful admonition of her foster mother mingled with the noisy clacking of the train wheels as the teenaged orphan girl began her trip to Prague. Maria ("Hansi") was the envy of all in her little Czechoslovakian village because she had won a coveted scholarship to the Nazi school in the cap... more »ital and would receive the fine education her poor foster parents could never have provided. And she would be able to serve the Fuhrer, who had promised to liberate all the Germanic people and then the world.
These were Maria's dreams as she began a long 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 on through a storybook romance...cruel disillusionment at Hitler's suicide...a traumatic awakening to the swastika's scourge across Europe and upon the Jews...a breath-taking escape from the Communists...and a reemergence into the love and lordship of her mother's Jesus.
Eventually Maria's path led her and her family to the United States and entirely new experiences. You will find chuckles vying with tears as you see the New World through the eyes of these immigrants, bewildered by the careless affluence of their adopted land and dazzled by the freedom to serve and teach one's deepest convictions.« less