"Growing Up Under the Swastika: Why Hitler Wanted This Girl As I Remember
By Josefa Crowe, Cedar Hof, Indianapolis; $15
This slender, self-published memoir is another, much needed-to-make-public side to the Hitler story. Crowe, a Christian born in Germany in 1932, writes honestly of the pain her family faced as opponents of the Nazi regime, yet how they and she had to compromise to survive. What would you and I have done under similar circumstances?
Crowe’s is an important reminder of the ordinary person trying to live a normal life during abnormal times. Read it in conjunction with viewing the new film on Simon Wiesenthal now playing at Key Cinemas (4044 S. Keystone Ave.) and the newly published IU Press book, Who Will Write Our History?, about the Warsaw Ghetto and resistance to Nazi oppression.
Growing Up Under the Swastika is available only at Out Word Bound Bookstore, 625 N. East St.