American Hamburger–An American Girl in Nazi Germany, by Helen H. Buchholtz (132 pgs.) perfect bound. ISBN 1-884778-95-X. $11.95 + $2.50 P&H. To order, please send check or money order to: 
    Helen H. Buchholtz
    79 Clubhouse Dr.
    Palm Coast, FL 32137. 

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Second place winner, non-fiction category, at the 2001 St. Augustine, FL conference of the National League of American Pen Women, Inc.

The author has been featured in numerous newspaper reviews, including The Day of New London, CT, the Westerly Sun of RI, and the Daytona Beach News- Journal.

Her book has already been acquired by several libraries throughout the country.


American Hamburger
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About the Book

      In 1938, Helen, the daughter of a naturalized American mother of German birth and a German father who, as a merchant seaman, had “jumped ship” to stay in this country, was torn from her idyllic life in New York when immigration authorities discovered her father's illegal status. Forced to return to Germany with the hope of gaining legal re-entry to the U.S., her father decided to include his family in the sojourn, rather than risk what might entail a lengthy separation.
      Thus began a saga with which the author provides a compelling account of daily life in Germany during the years just prior to the beginning of World War II, and sweeps the reader along through the horrors of the total destruction of the city of Hamburg by Allied bombers in July of 1943.
      It is a story told from the unusual perspective of a family that could not enjoy total acceptance by either the culture of their choice or of their roots, and will permit insights into areas of German life rarely found in other wartime reminiscences.

About the Author

      Helen lives in Palm Coast, Florida with her agent husband Stan, who books her lectures to clubs, colleges, and service or religious organizations. She was the featured speaker at the 2001 library week opening at the Flagler/Palm Coast library, and has written the sequel to this book entitled Another Dance of Life, which will tell of the events leading to the time of her homecoming.

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