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- DescriptionIt is sometimes difficult to remember that in war there are incents on all sides who suffer. German citizens who had connection to the atrocities committed by their countrymen netheless endured great hardships because of them. In The Inner War, author Gerda Hartwich Robinson narrates her story as a German survivor of World War II. She tells how her life's journey included hunger, fear, neglect, and physical and emotional abuse, and how she carried these injustices in her mind and body for many years, leading to debilitating back pain, headaches, panic attacks, depression, and feelings of inadequacy. In this touching memoir, Robinson shows that the tragedies of war don't end when the last bomb is dropped or the last prisoner freed; they continue in subtle but devastating ways. Like many German citizens during and after the war, Robinson was simply trying to survive a terrifying situation she had thing to do with. She describes how her spirit was devastated by hopelessness, and how she entertained thoughts of suicide. The Inner War shares lessons she learned at a chronic pain rehabilitation center that allowed her to start on a path to peace and love.
- Author BiographyGerda Hartwich Robinson was born in 1938 and survived World War II in Germany. At twenty-two, she left for America, later marrying Dallas Robinson and starting a family. Now retired, she lives with her husband in Venice, Florida.
- Author(s)Gerda Hartwich Robinson
- PublisherSkyhorse Publishing
- Date of Publication19/01/2016
- SubjectAutobiography: Historical, Political & Military
- Place of PublicationNew York, NY
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintSkyhorse Publishing
- Weight299 g
- Width140 mm
- Height210 mm
- Spine25 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
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