Thursday, January 20, 2011

Guja, the 'Little Jewel' of East Prussia

  This is Guja - the home on the estate that my family left behind.  

    Guja, my family's home town in East Prussia, means "little jewel", an appropriate name as the land sparkles with beauty. My grandparents were forced by the atrocities of war and of the Nazis to flee their home one night, running against Nazi threat of execution and Russian invaders. East Prussia is no more, but I use my family photos and memories  to describe life as Manya, the heroine of Prussia's Last Daughter, would have known it.

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(c) Privatbesitz Gottlieb Familie

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