Ruth Elisabeth Schoch’s New Book Takes Readers to WWII Germany

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New memoir explores the realities of young life on the Nazi frontier, later immigration to US

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In “On the Other Side of the Ocean”, the new book from author Ruth Elisabeth Schoch, readers will discover an insightful look into life on the German border during World War II.

In “On the Other Side of the Ocean” (published by Trafford Publishing), the new book from author Ruth Elisabeth Schoch, readers will discover an insightful look into life on the German border during World War II.

“On the Other Side of the Ocean” focuses on Schoch’s early life and details many of the oft-overlooked facets of everyday life: what kind of clothes she and her friends wore, what types of food they ate and the interesting schools they attended.

An excerpt from “On the Other Side of the Ocean”:

“As the Moment approached, Mamie talked to him, soothingly and calmly, so he wouldn’t be afraid. His breathing slowed to a final gasp, his ravaged face softening into a faint smile. And during those last moments on earth, Mamie had laid her face upon his, praying softly into his passing.”

Schoch’s book has been described as “a fascinating introduction into another culture.” She accomplishes this fascination by looking at the complete picture of her childhood, not just glossing over its negatives. She includes accounts of homesickness, embarrassment and loss. She discusses her alcoholic father, and even her eventual divorce after arriving in the United States.

“On the Other Side of the Ocean”
By Ruth Elisabeth Schoch
Softcover | 7 x 10 in | 324 pages | ISBN 9781412092067
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Ruth Elisabeth Schoch was born and raised in Dornach, Switzerland. She has lived in the United States for 40 years and resides in Minnesota. Before retiring, she worked as a registered nurse. She has one daughter and two grandchildren.

Trafford Publishing, an Author Solutions, Inc. author services imprint, was the first publisher in the world to offer an “on-demand publishing service,” and has led the independent publishing revolution since its establishment in 1995. Trafford was also one of the earliest publishers to utilize the Internet for selling books. More than 10,000 authors from over 120 countries have utilized Trafford’s experience for self publishing their books. For more information about Trafford Publishing, or to publish your book today, call 1-888-232-4444 or visit trafford.com.

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