Houston, TX (PRWEB) September 15, 2011
Xlibris, the print-on-demand self-publishing services provider, announced today the release of A Family Chronicle, a heartwarming memoir by author H. D. Stopschinski. This book is the author’s remembrances of the joyful and painful times gone by.
Written in two parts, A Family Chronicle tells of episodes once forgotten but were brought back to light. In the first part, Stopschinski reconstructs remembrances of his own childhood in Neuteich. Throughout the pages, he relives his experiences, along with diagrams and drawings of their house, garden, different appliances, etc. The second part of the book contains testimonies of the author’s family members who, like him, had to leave their hometown of Neuteich in 1945 when the Russian steamroller threatened to overrun the town. These stories were told to the author during their visits to Germany. It is written in German with an English translation thereafter.
Heartrending and moving, A Family Chronicle documents pivotal events so that they may not be forgotten. The author also wishes to give readers some thought to the cruelty of war and its terrible consequences.
This book will be featured at this year’s Frankfurt Book Exhibit in Frankfurt, Germany, on October 12 to 16, 2011. For more information on this book, interested parties may log on to http://www.Xlibris.com.
About the Author
Stopschinski was born in 1930 in a small town in the territory of the former Free State of Danzig. At the age of nine, with the beginning of the Second World War, life changed in this small town. There followed many years of living under the rule of Adolph Hitler. When he was fourteen, as Russia was pushing into Germany, he and his family were forced to flee to the West. After several months as a refugee traveling westward through Germany, a new home was found. He served his apprenticeship as an electrician in a salt mine and, with luck, obtained a US State Department scholarship to Manhattan College in NYC. In 1955, he immigrated to the US and settled in Houston, Texas, were he worked in the construction industry until his retirement in 2002.
A Family Chronicle * by H. D. Stopschinski
Publication Date: January 11, 2011
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 398 pages; 978-1-4568-4857-6
Trade Hardback; $29.99; 398 pages; 978-1-4568-4858-3
eBook; $9.99; 978-1-4568-4859-0
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