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Tagebuch 1945 (Diary)
by Anne-Marie Hackenberger
(As written by a young girl in Germany-translated by the Author)
Softbound, 39 pp. $8.00
Author background and what readers say
Anne-Marie Hackenberger, born and raised in East Germany and lived under Russian occupation, but she crossed the border and attended the Universities of Bonn and Heidelberg. She graduated in 1950. Taught high school for five years and then emigrated to the US. Later she went back to Germany and taught German, English, history and music for 13 years, then back to the US. Author of chapbook, Once Upon a Time My Love Was a Tree.
"I found the Diary - even if it leads us back to terrible times - most interesting. She is a gifted writer.
The diary is very easy to read. The reader is drawn into her experience and cannot stop reading. What a
time it was and how good that it is over..."
"Anne-Marie's life journey has not been an easy one, and I find it incredible she has lived through
it all to this ripe old age and yet maintains such a positive outlook on life. Many people would have
crumbled yet she remained strong. Reading her life experiences in her own voice, so to speak, has been
an amazing adventure for me, and I believe you will enjoy reading them too."
"Soulful story of a girl who lived in very confusing times…. Genuine descriptions of the events and
the people, the atmosphere of a very important moment in the world’s history is nothing short of extraordinary.
I don’t recall another story as interesting in a long-long time. I liked the poetic descriptions of nature and
the graphic descriptions of the hardships of her life. I could feel her fears and her joys because everything
in her story is so authentic and genuine."