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Dimick 1 Dimick, Austin Connel-Szazs Hist 162 02APR08 OHE rough draft Gram’s Story The story starts in 1938 with the birth of my grandmother on July 31 of that year. She was born in Frankfurt am Main, in central Germany. During that year Hitler’s third Reich annexed Austria and the Sudetan land in Czechoslovakia. 1938 was also the year of Kristallnacht or Night of the Broken Glass, in which German soldiers attacked and destroyed Jewish businesses and synagogues. Although my grandmother was young during the war she still vividly remembers the later years of the war and the hardships she and her family had to endure. Her first loss of the war was her father. He was a Frenchman living in Frankfurt with their family before the war. He had been conscripted by the Wehrmacht in 1941 and would later die in the Siege of Stalingrad in 1943 with the victory of the Soviets and the surrender of the German forces trapped in the city. She says, “This robbed her of a father, a man she had never known.” Most of the stories I have been told were about the air raid shelters she had lived in during the war. Her immense fear as allied bombers flew over head with their deadly
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This note was uploaded on 04/06/2008 for the course HIST 162 taught by Professor Hutton during the Spring '07 term at New Mexico.

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