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The Whip My Homecoming

Title: The Whip My Homecoming


Author: Traudie Muller-Wlossak

Year: 1986

Media Type: Book

Lending Status: Borrow

How Acquired: ZVA purchase for SGS

Review/Description: The Whip My Homecoming by Traudie Mueller-Wlossak is the story of one woman’s struggle in post-war Yugoslavia. Traudie had actually escaped to Germany with her two young children before the arrival of the Red Army, but she jumped at the first opportunity to return home when hostilities ceased. Unfortunately, she was detoured into a concentration camp and separated from her children. Her story of starvation, cold, disease and brutality is truly a horror. Eventually, Traudie escaped and joined her husband in Austria. Although she sometimes seems a little too heroic, persevering when all around her have given up, I suppose that is why she survived and many others did not. I would recommend this book to anyone who wonders where we would be if our ancestors had not come to North America.