Generations after World War II | Janneke Jobsis Brown

Following Shadows Book Launch in 7days

Following Shadows Book Launch in 7days
Novel and its “family” take flight Following Shadows- a Novel, features the Vanderveer family. Translation of Vanderveer? ...of the feather. The Vanderveers experience life - sometimes on solid ground,sometimes like feathers cast up in the wind (of WWII) to new continents and countries. I am so thrilled to be celebrating with local BookSmart supporters, the South County community, friends and family. I hope to see you there: BOOK LAUNCH --Following Shadows, a novel What: literary WWII fiction, family saga Reading, Q and A, and light reception Location: BookSmart,...
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Paratrooper “Angels” of WWII

Paratrooper “Angels” of WWII
 ‘Oh, my God. Look, the angels are coming.’ Here is an article about the life of 95 year old Henry “Cowboy” Kusmierczykhey and his recollection of participating in the liberation of a brutal Japanese Concentration Camp in the Philippines. The detail in this article, his recollections bring meaning to my life today. “Cowboy” and other Army Paratroopers succeeded in freeing more than 2,100 civilians and military personnel from the camp, known as Los Banos. The sight of paratroopers floating down to earth, Kusmierczyk said, prompted some of the prisoners to describe...
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Your Spiritual Ticket for WWII

Your Spiritual Ticket for WWII
A Spiritual Ticket for the tearing turmoil of World War II, or our lives today would be well, just the ticket.   (photo/graphics credit pathos.com) Corrie ten Boom of the Netherlands/Nederland, April 15, 1892 to April 15, 1983, wrote the book, which also became a movie, The Hiding Place about her experiences hiding Jewish onderduikers during World War II. Like all civilians in the path of war, she had wondered how they would survive if the three were betrayed to the Nazis. She couldn’t fathom braving torture, prison or a concentration camp. Who could? Corrie had already braved becoming the first...
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Look backward before Liberation 5/5/45

Look backward before Liberation 5/5/45
  Have you ever looked back on tragedy prior to your own or others’ liberation? Have you ever celebrated liberation while remembering the loss and pain of before? In The Netherlands (Holland) the end of World War II is celebrated every May 4th and 5th as the Remembrance and Liberation days. May 4, is Remembrance Day, a solemn day to remember the many civilians and soldiers who lost their lives. May 5 is Liberation Day, a day to celebrate the freedom which was so slow to come after six years of Nazi occupation. Parades re-enact liberation by Canadian, American and British troops. Looking...
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Excelelnt, Excellent—The Critic

Excelelnt, Excellent—The Critic
I squirm inside (in a healing way I hope) when I see how the intro to the first Excellent, Excellent, Excellent  post  appears on-line. It starts with these words…. “She is right,” said my teacher. “Her work and ability is excellent, excellent, excellent.”   Its as if I felt SECURE writing of INSECURITY  but embarrassed to have the first words readers see to be “She is right,” said my teacher. “Her work and ability is excellent, excellent, excellent.”   So I get to squirm into this awareness: It is okay to celebrate those times that people in God’s world affirm...
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