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Journey to Peace

By Ruth Rathgeber

ISBN:  978-0-9784455-1-5

October, 2009, Paperback, 273 pages
Publisher: The Ganneth Company, $21.95

Drawing on her real-life experience, German-born Canadian Ruth Rathgeber has fashioned a riveting saga of fear, love and betrayal under the Nazi regime during World War II.

Karin von Holbig is a young German working as a reporter in occupied Poland as the Third Reich crumbles. Narrowly escaping the Russian army as it pushes west toward Berlin, she embarks on a gruelling and life-threatening journey from Poland to Germany and eventually to Canada, in search of a life without war. Ultimately, Karin finds the peace she seeks: an adoring husband and a new life away from her war-torn memories of Europe.

Readers will be captivated by this rare first-hand glimpse into the personal lives of ordinary Germans struggling to survive World War II and its aftermath.