Title: Remember to Tell the Children: Strangers and Sojourners – Book 2 of a trilogy
Author: Henry A. Fischer
Media Type: Book
Lending Status: Borrow
How Acquired: ZVA purchase for SGS
Review/Description: Remember To Tell the Children: Strangers and Sojourners is the second book in a trilogy of historical fiction by Henry A. Fischer. The first book, The Pioneers, dealt with the first three generations of Henry’s family as they carved out a new life in a new land. For these generations, the Homeland was still back in Germany. This book covers the first half of the 19th century, during which the Donauschwaben developed their own identity in their new Homeland. Their language, religion, and traditions bound them together, but separated them from the other cultures with which they were intermingled. They remained outsiders and were seen as foreigners who resisted any attempt at assimilation. Henry’s ancestors were Lutherans living in Hungary, but their circumstances were very comparable to the Roman Catholics living in Banat.