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Aurora:An Alabama school teacher in Germany struggles to by KF Ritter

By KF Ritter

“Aurora” is the tale of a tender college instructor from rural Alabama who ventured to long island the place she fell in love with a romantic, younger gentleman from previous German aristocracy. They marry, have childrens, and take a steamer to Germany. In Germany Aurora discovers she is married to an agent engaged in espionage opposed to her kingdom. After a tricky divorce, she profits custody of her little ones and reestablishes herself in the employment of the yank Consulate in Hamburg. In 1941, while the Consulate expelled all staff sooner than the U.S. statement of warfare opposed to Germany, Aurora leaves for Portugal through Frankfurt along with her teenagers. In course, she is faced via Gestapo brokers and her young ones are kidnapped. She returns to Hamburg to struggle for the go back of her youngsters. With the help of a Nazi good friend, she locates her teenagers and continues to be in Hamburg till July 1943 while her domestic was once completely destroyed by way of the fireplace typhoon that killed approximately 45,000 civilians and lowered many of the urban to rubble. Aurora’s memoir recounts struggles to maintain her kids and live on the bombardment in the course of Operation Gomorrah.

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