In 1997, on a five-hour car trip, Victoria's grandfather, Eugen, began to tell a story from his past. Soon Victoria began to document her grandparents' lives . . . -Growing up under the Nazi dictatorship -Struggling through the war-Eugen on the front lines, Ruth in Germany -Eugen's long, dangersous years as a POW in Siberia while his family wondered whether he was alive -Their new lives in America. Richly detailed and haunting, Surviving World War II is a story that adds to our understanding of Hitler's regime and its effect on ordinary families everywhere.