Flight of Remembrance

Posted by JaamZIN on 9:47 AM

World War II was a devastating event in our history for all countries involved. Despite its dark side, something beautiful came out of it as well. A family story like Marina Dutzmann Kirsch’s to me is a beautiful piece of family heritage. As I was reading the book I tried to put myself in the character’s shoes and I noticed I wasn’t scared and I never felt hopeless. A certain strength came over me, a bond, that only a family has and offers to its members. I believe that this certain power can make people invincible and even at times when they go trough hell they see the light and have the strength to follow it.

No doubt the Dutzmann family would have had an easier life without the war, but how these events changed their lives and how that affected their children’s life is incredible and it will continue on now through this book.

The story is captivating and the characters are very real. We chronologically learn the story first from Rolf and then later from Lilo. Although this book is about a lot more than two people meeting and surviving the war. It’s also a world history book thanks to its punctual geography references and it offers a different point of view to North-American readers from the losing side of the Second World War.

Marina Dutzmann Kirsch is a graphic and book designer, author, and public speaker from Kensington, NH. Her book "Flight of Remembrance" is a true story of her family in WWII Latvia, occupied Poland, & Germany.

In an interview that we have conducted with her, Marina speaks about her inspiration to write this book:

"My family's story from the losing side of the war is as much about finding meaning, living a life of faith, and cherishing a dream as it is about surviving a war that incinerated the hopes, dreams, and lives of 50-70 million people worldwide. And although it narrates a family's quest for survival against the odds, it's also a love story." (thecrazymind interview)

More information about the book and the author:

Website: http://www.kirschstonebooks.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mkirsch5/
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/marinakirsch
Twitter: https://twitter.com/mdkirsch