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Elfriede Christinia Frieda Schuler
My mother lived in Germany during WWII in Schweinfurt, Germany. They had ballbearing factories. They got bombed every single day by the allied forces. The bomb shelter wasn't close so they had to run fast. Contrary to what everyone thinks not everyone knew what Hitler was doing to the Jews. When my mother's family did find out, they hid Jewish people in their basement and shared their food even though they were rationed. My mother's uncle actually hid an American pilot after he crashed for the rest of the war. After the war they kept in touch until my mothers uncle died. The pilot even brought his family over to Germany to meet with him and they sent care packages back and forth.
The Nazis did hide food even from their own people except the elite. They didn't get any food until the Americans liberated them and opened up all the warehouses where all the food was locked up. My mom said they ate until they were sick.
My mom and dad met in 1964 in Germany when my dad was stationed there. So I got stories from both sides. I've got pictures of my mother's hometown after it was bombed and then after it was built back up.
Then my Dad, Joseph Hickey, being on the other side being captured in Sicily and then spent 18 months in a German camp. Then ended up being stationed there loving it and then meeting and marrying my mother and then I was born in Wurzburg, my mom being driven to the hospital by the CO of the base. So you see I have a unique perspective of both sides and stories from both sides.
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