I am researching a book on Germany from a rare angle - the German civilian experience from 1900-1950, and especially from 1932-1945 and welcome your German story from this period for my book.
My aim in this book is to explore how Germans coped with war, economic depression, the rise of totalitarianism and the saturation bombing of German cities. I am also researching the German experience of dislocation, bereavement and loss during those years. This would include the violent expulsions of ethnic Germans from their Eastern European diaspora.
This books is based upon narratives and documents (photos, letters, diaries and so on) that I have gathered during my research in Germany. I would now like to add new German narratives and material to the book.
If you wish to contribute, you can share your material in the following ways:
1. On this Meetup website
2. At our Meetup meetings in Oxford, Pennsylvania, about midway between Philadelphia and Baltimore
3. By e-mail, telephone or mail. If you want privacy, are far away or do not wish to post online, this may be your best avenue. My e-mail address is at the bottom of this page.
The German experiences and stories that you share do not need to be personal, though they can be. They may also be based upon the experiences of your family, friends, community, and so on.
If you request privacy, I will be happy to explain what forms of privacy I can provide.
Please join this group and share your narratives from that period. My hope is to tap into the insights, family histories and thousands of untold stories that Germans possess about those times.
Many thanks in anticipation. Danke!
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