Goodreads 2016 Readers Choice Nominee Best Memoir/Autobiography
The Third Reich is rising. The creeping madness in the heart of Germany will soon stain the entire world. This is the chilling account of one family as they flee for their lives.
The Wobsers are prosperous, churchgoing, and patriotic Germans living in a small East Prussian town. When Hitler seizes power, their comfortable family life is destroyed by a horrifying Nazi regime. Baptized and confirmed as Lutherans, they are told they are Jewish, a past rarely considered, but a distinction that makes a life-and-death difference.
Suddenly, it is no longer a matter of faith or religion; their lives are defined by race. It is a matter of bloodlines. And, in Nazi Germany, they have the wrong blood.
“What a great book and story line throughout! I loved the way the difficult and challenging life stories unfolded throughout the book. This family faced multiple hardships, losses, and the tumult of world conflicts in a manner that grabs your heart no matter what generation is depicted. I found myself longing to know them better, but by the time I finished, I felt I did know them all. Having Mr. Webster and his wife at our Book Club turned a great book into a fascinating one, as he shared the process of developing his writing of the story! I plan to read it again, now that I’ve met Ralph and Ginger!