Weeds Like Us is a gripping true adventure story about the author's own East Prussian family. The author's earliest years were spent in relative comfort on his grandfather's farm in East Prussia during World War II. For him, life in Hitler's Germany was the natural order of things. Then, in January , just after the author's seventh birthday, the Russians rolled into East Prussia. Full of unexpected twists and turns, Weeds Like Us tells the story of what happened over the next six years, as the author's family tried to make its way safely to the West.
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Passar bra ihop. Stretch Gunter Nitsch. A Singular Education Gunter Nitsch. Bloggat om Weeds Like Us. Bravo Mr. Weeds Like Us is a moving sensative view of war from the stand point of a young boy with hungry eyes and an inquisitive mind! Posted by: Constance E.
Castellon February 02, at AM. Does any one has names and adresses of survivors? My mother survived it and put the "story" in writing. My E-mail is: bat2 netvision. Posted by: Ephraim February 10, at PM. I recently met Gunter and his wife in Natchez and lost the calling card he gave us. Iwould like to contact him to send them some pictures we took and also would like to tell him how much I enjoyed his book. We have several things in common but the mos important is that we were both wasserkopfs.
Posted by: David May 14, at PM. Could someone ask Gunter Nitsche whether he could post any pictures of himself and his family.
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Posted by: jordan 3 August 09, at AM. Dear Mr. Nitsch - Greetings from AZ. I thoroughly enjoyed both. Will you follow-up with another book about your life in America? Please think about it. Readers want to know about your life in USA. Kristel Westphal. Nitsch, I too thorouoghly enjoyed your book "Weeds Like Us.
My daughter met you on the elevator train in Chicago, and you gave her a card with the name of your book on it. Thank you so much for the book and the story of your Oma and Opa I too had a dear Oma and Opa, who lived their faith before me too. Please let us hear more from you. I could hardly put the book down. God truly has given you a talent as a writer. May God continue to direct and use you. Posted by: David August 23, at PM. David, recently i ,met gunter aand his wife in brasil. He gave me his card but i lost it and i want to write him back by email.
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He stopped me in the streets and said to me that my little blonde son reminds he wen he was a child.. Posted by: laura March 28, at AM. Dear Gunter, I just finished reading your book "Eine lange Flucht And I feel deeply moved. I identified so strongly with you and your family as if I did belong. Of course, my background with my ancestry stemming from OstPreussen contributes. My grandfather Richard Nitsch was born in Pr Eylau. He fell as a German soldier in Russia. I was born in Leipzig and grew up in Sweden. The German catastrophy and the loss of my father remains a wound in my heart.
In the last few years I have been visiting the place were my father fell and last year I even managed to visit his school in Kaliningrad. Would be nice to get in touch with you. Warm regards Ulrich Nitsch ulrich.
Such a wonderful book. I have read it now five times; each time, I am moved beyond words.
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Thank you to Mr. Nitsch for writing his memoir, for giving insight into a time and a world that otherwise remains somewhat of a mystery.
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Posted by: Katie bowen May 07, at PM. I have just finished reading Weeds Like Us, your moving story of your life experiences. My mother and her family were from Interburg left their home in January I heard many stories of my families experiences but sadly the family are now all deceased and I am the oldest one left. I am not able to ask anyone now and can only use my memory to pull together the journey my family took.
Your book has helped me to understand why my mother was so overprotective of us as children, I recognise some of your Oma and Mutti's Prussian characteristics of strength and a stubbornness to hold their values, and I feel that I am now able to fully recognise my East Prussian heritage. I first went to Koln and Solingen at the age of 6 months in ,and have been so many times since to visit my family all over Germany. My mother came to England to nurse TB patients in about , where she met my father.
Thank you for sharing your story, God Bless you. Posted by: yvonne dartnall July 13, at AM. We meet Gunter and his wife on a cruise to Spain. We sat next to them at a local restaurant and watched Fado singers. We truly enjoyed our visit with him. I have read his book and I could not put it down, especially since we had meet him personally. I would like for him to know and maybe stay in contact with him.
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Ich hatte meinen Eltern ihr Buch geschenkt. Mein Vater war hellauf begeistert. Meine Email: c. This is an excellent book with so much detail. I couldn't put it down. My father was deported to Siberia and we never knew what he went through. The books lends substance to the fact that the 'them and us' and not Germans vs Russian or vs anybody. There are two sides; the perpetrators and the victims and, although they overlap sometimes. The victims are bound together by their common suffering: the perpetrators of whatever political persuasion are bound by their cynical disregard for life and human values.
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