Hey Kids, Want Some Chocolates?: My Family’s Journey to Freedom by Melitta Strandberg
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.