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SUNFLOWERS & THISTLES: Bessarabian Germans Speak Out - by Elvire Bisle-Fandrich, trans. by James T. Gessele, 2016. Sunflowers & Thistles is a collection of stories by Germans from Bessarabia. The contemporary witnesses relate both gratifying and painful experiences about life in Bessarabia, about their resettlement to Germany, about establishing themselves in the eastern German territories, about war, flight and expulsion and a new beginning after 1945. Through pictures and narrative, this book documents a piece of history. Hard cover - 310 pages.


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