Release Date: March 24, 2014 (Kindle)
Publisher: WestBow Press
ISBN: 978-1-4908-3049-0 (sc)
ISBN: 978-1-4908-3048-3 (hc)
ISBN: 978-1-4908-3050-6 (e)
Genre: Political, Non-Fiction. Biography, Memoir
The average 12-year-old girl thinks about what she’ll wear to school and boys. When Hilda was 12-years-old, she was working hard on the family farm in Eastern Europe, lived under a constantly changing government influences, and wondered if she would even make it to turn thirteen. Time to Choose: Growing Up under Hitler and Watching History Repeat Itself tells us exactly what it’s about. Through the voice of her daughter, Dawn, comes the story of a Christian family’s life in war-torn Eastern Europe and their journey to America, the land of the freedom.
Hilda shares a different perspective on War World II than most will hear. She wasn’t Jewish, but she wasn’t a Nazi either. She was just a girl who happened to live during the war. She also shares about her experience of being a member of Hitler Youth.
Each chapter ends in a section titled, “Connecting the Dots” where readers will see how it connects to America and the lessons that can be learned. This section includes questions to think about and points to ponder, covering everything form family life to forgiveness.
This is a book for everyone all ages, whether you are a young reader or an adult reader. You will be encouraged to know that this is the kind of book that will stir discussion and teaching lessons. If you are the kind of person that is concerned with today’s trends in America, this is a book for you. You will also see how God had a hand in everything that Hilda had gone through.
Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher for my honest review, which I have given. I was not required to write a positive review and have not been compensated for it in any way. All opinions expressed are my own.
Book Description from the Website:
Hilda Gutwein grew up in a warzone —the Balkan States. Hilda’s family lived under socialism, communism, and Hitler’s Third Reich. Eventually, they were caught between two totalitarian forms of government, and had to make a choice—stay and defend their homeland or leave everything behind.Dawn Kazmierzak, Hilda’s daughter, shares her mother’s incredible story of faith including “Connecting the Dots” sections for equipping those who recognize it is now, every family’s Time to Choose.