A Baltic Odyssey

A Baltic Odyssey

War and Survival

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Baroness Martha von Rosen, a Baltic German aristocrat, and her memories of the last year of the Second World War and the diary of her late husband, Baron Jürgen von Rosen, taken prisoner by the Allied forces during the war, together pay homage to the assertion that history can be a decidedly individual event. Martha von Rosen has written a moving and truly heroic account of her flight from Geppertsfeld, Poland. In his diary, the Baron gives a standing testimonial to the horrors of imprisonment. He chronicles an experience quite foreign to our conventional knowledge of the enemy in the immediate post-war years, and the conduct of the Allied forces toward their captives.

Baroness Martha von Rosen, a Baltic German aristocrat, and her memories of the last year of the Second World War and the diary of her late husband, Baron Jürgen von Rosen, taken prisoner by the Allied forces during the war, together pay homage to the assertion that history can be a decidedly individual event. Martha von Rosen has written a moving and truly heroic account of her flight from Geppertsfeld, Poland. In his diary, the Baron gives a standing testimonial to the horrors of imprisonment. He chronicles an experience quite foreign to our conventional knowledge of the enemy in the immediate post-war years, and the conduct of the Allied forces toward their captives.




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Presents two narratives chronicling the end of WWII a prisoner-of-war diary and an account of fleeing from the Russians by a German husband and wife separated from each other. Also includes a brief account of the family's life after the war in Canada, and an editorial afterword, plus b&w photos. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Blackwell North Amer
Fifty years after the end of World War II, two unique narratives chronicle the final months of that desperate struggle in very personal and explicit terms. While cruelly separated from one another, Jurgen and Martha von Rosen have written two parallel accounts about the same years.
Baron von Rosen's prisoner-of-war diary is a standing testimonial to the horrors of imprisonment. It reveals a picture of the "enemy," and the conduct of the Allied forces toward their captives, which may be quite foreign to conventional knowledge. The Baron who had been conscripted into the Afrika Korps, was captured by the Allies in Italy after Germany surrendered in 1945.
Baroness von Rosen's memoir is a refugee's account of war. As a young woman fleeing from the advancing Russians, she travelled through a harsh winter landscape accompanied by her aged parents and her young children.
These poignant stories clearly show the experience of the forgotten and homeless victims of war, no matter what side they happen to have been on.

Publisher: U. of Calgary Press, 1995
ISBN: 9781895176247
1895176247
Characteristics: p. ; cm
Additional Contributors: Von Rosen, Martha
Whittaker, Elvi W.

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