Helen O. Bigelow Announces New Book on Hardships of WWII Victims
Helen O. Bigelow was inspired to write "Coffee Grounds and Potato Peeling Pancakes: The Garbage We Ate to Live" (published by AuthorHouse) after hearing stories from foreign war survivors, reviewing the scrapbook she had maintained during World War II and reading the war letters she received from her uncles.
When you know you would be killed if you were caught, it takes incredible courage to sneak out in the night to dig in the garbage for scraps to keep from starving. These and other challenges were part of everyday life for millions of concentration camp victims. Many around them did not survive the atrocities of World War II, but the survivors found in this book fought hard for their right to live.
"This is a collection of experiences telling how each supplemented their meager food in their own clever ways to keep from starving," explains Bigelow. "Fear of the concentration camps made them do desperate acts to avoid contact with the enemy." Each story is also accompanied by photographs of the survivors and the conditions inside the camps.
"Coffee Grounds and Potato Peeling Pancakes"
By Helen O. Bigelow
Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 114 pages | ISBN 9781481760478
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 114 pages | ISBN 9781481760492
E-Book | 114 pages | ISBN 9781481760485
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble
About the Author
Helen Bigelow lives on the family farm in North Branch, Mich., where she and her family have a greenhouse business. While raising a family, working on the farm, working for charity and being an educator, Bigelow earned a master's degree and retired in 1987. "Coffee Grounds and Potato Peeling Pancakes" is her first book.
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