Book review: Hey Kids, Want Some Chocolates?: My Family’s Journey to Freedom by Melitta Strandberg (9781456717933)

“I guess sometimes the search for freedom is enough to keep one alive.”

Melitta and her family’s  experience in Nazi Germany in WWII was something that no one wants to contemplate, but it happened and she has written a short, but stirring memoir about it.  In Weimar, Germany, Melitta was born on September 3, 1944 and she was taken from her mother in the hospital in order to perform experiments on her.  However, miraculously, she was returned to her family 6 months later with no side effects resulting from the time away.  Her story covers the frightening journey her family took for freedom and how they finally found peace.

Melitta eventually moved to the United States along with some of her siblings and was asked if she would give any comments to Americans regarding freedom.  She replied:  “I have come to deeply love this country and what it stands for, but much has changed and is changing.  We must be vigilant against those who wittingly and unwittingly destroy our freedom.  Bad politicians can do that.”

There is a lot of impact squeezed into this short book and I recommend it to people of all ages.

Thank you to Melitta Strandberg and Bostick Communications for giving me the opportunity to review this book.  Also reviewed on LibraryThing, Amazon and GoodReads.


2 thoughts on “Book review: Hey Kids, Want Some Chocolates?: My Family’s Journey to Freedom by Melitta Strandberg (9781456717933)

  1. I have read the book a couple of times now, am personal friends with Melitta, and have seen the deep impact on her life of the events leading up to her current life in the United States. She is a committed citizen, and represents the very best of our immigrant population. She is multi-talented, creative, deeply Christian, and has been a very loyal friend to me through many years. She and her husband are truly valuable members of our country. I have shared her book with others, and they too are impressed by the incredible details of this miraculous escape. Thank you for the fine review.

    1. Anita,

      Thank you for your comments. Melitta sounds like a remarkable woman and I was honored to be given the chance to review her book.


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