The Crooked Cross by Helga TucqueThe Crooked Cross by Helga Tucque

The Crooked Cross

byHelga Tucque

Paperback | July 21, 2010

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The Crooked Cross determines the destiny of millions of people, one of them a family in Hirschberg, Silesia, Germany.
At the end of WWII they dread the arrival of the Russian Army. Fifteen years old Margot's parents are unwilling to leave the city. The girl risks fleeing alone, but is overtaken by the Russian Army.
Authentic and detailed Helga relates the moving story of a family in the Third Reich - during happy days and times of chaos, their daily struggle for survival, deportation to West Germany in 1946 and the start of a new life.
Helga Tucque grew up in Hirschberg, Silesia, Germany. In 1946 she and her family were deported to West Germany.She immigrated to Edmonton, Canada in 1957 with her husband and son.Attending evening classes she finished high school and several writing courses.Until her retirement Helga worked as medical and legal secretary. Seven of her ...
Title:The Crooked CrossFormat:PaperbackDimensions:412 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 1 inPublished:July 21, 2010Publisher:Self-publishedLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0986640700

ISBN - 13:9780986640704

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Riveting Story - The Crooked Cross The Crooked Cross (the swastika) is the tale of a family living in Silesia, Germany during the Nazi's rise to power. The author tells the story of her family which owns a small soap factory. Live is initially good, but as the war gets closer to their town hard ships develop. Sowjet forces occupy the province as the German army retreats. After a few months Polish citizens from areas what would become eventually part of Russia, arrive in the area and are taking over their homes and businesses of the Germans. After being forcefully evicted they work for food for the new owners. After some month there is call up and eventually the residents are put in cattle cars and deported to the western part of Germany. Without proper living quarters, subsisting on rations, and initially without work their struggle continues for several year. The devaluation of the German currency in 1948 signals a new beginning and offers a chance for a new life. The authors own experience gives the reader an authentic look and what it was like to live under the Nazi regime followed by ending up as a deported person.
Date published: 2011-04-26