ANOTHER WORLD: From the life of Germans in Bessarabia - by Wilhelm Hornung, collected by Cornelia Schlarb, translated by Edda Loomes and James Gessele, 2014. This volume deftly transports the reader into the world of Bessarabia in the time between the two world wars. The author, born in 1925, describes the world of his childhood with endearing sketches and poetry. He is able to shed light on the times of grandparents and great-grandparents of Bessarabian German descendants worldwide. This other world differs profoundly from our contemporary universe. It is a world bound intrinsically to the region of Bessarabia, to its network of multiethnic relations and to the time in 1940 of resettlement to the German Reich. Hornung is a gifted author whose writing appeals to all the senses. He has a remarkable ability to capture not only the sights, but the sounds, the colors, and the aromas of his former homeland. Soft cover - 176 pages.
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