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  • Genre:POETRY
  • SubGenre:Epic
  • Language:English
  • Pages:141
  • eBook ISBN:9781623093143

Childhood In The Third Reich - A Bilingual Edition of Poetry in Free Verse

World War II and its Aftermath

by Kaye Voigt Abikhaled

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Poetry in free verse. Germany's World War II, a child's experiences, semi-autobiographic. English verse, German translation.
This manuscript is partly autobiographic. It relates impressions of a six year old living in Germany at the beginning of World War II. When tides of war turned in favor of allied forces, when destruction and chaos within Germany ran rampant, children, lacking life’s experience, were often left to find their own solutions to encountered terror, sudden trauma. Fortunately, because of the lack of adult experience, they are usually able to adjust more readily to new situations. Coupled with a God given mental resiliency, they come through traumatic times chafed and scarred, but no less steeled, mature, and hopefully, more compassionate than their elders. The author hopes that the content will be of value to those who contemplate military action in any form. To them the author advises: your own children will become pawns, victims, statistics, because where blood is shed, there is never true victory.
About the author
Born in Berlin, Germany. A 1950 Kiwanis foreign student scholarship winner. Following immigration to the US in June 1960, attended college at night and worked during the day. Her poetry has been published in state, national and international poetry journals. Editor of A Galaxy of Verse, a semi-annual poetry publication from 1999-2004. Appointed Counselor for the Austin area of the Poetry Society of Texas supporting Poetry in Schools. Attended the Paris American Academy’s Intensive Writing Seminars July 2000 and 2001. First Runner Up of the Fernando Rielo World Prize for Mystical Poetry, Madrid, Spain, December 2000 and a Finalist December 2008. Published poetry books to date: Childhood in the Third Reich: WW II and Its Aftermath, an ISBN 07734-3425-9. Mellen Poetry Press, Lewiston, NY, 2001; a 2nd edition, ISBN 09760053-2-8, Westlake Publishing Partners, Austin, TX, 2006. Club des Poètes, ISBN 0-9760053-0-1, Westlake Publishing Partners, Austin, TX, 2004. Lyrics of Lebanon, ISBN 0-9760053-1-X, Westlake Publishing Partners, Austin, TX, 2005. Kindheit im Dritten Reich: Der Zweite Weltkrieg Und Seine Folgen, bilingual edition of poetry in free verse, written and translated by the author, ISBN 09760053-3-6, Westlake Publishing Partners, Austin, TX, 2006.