Omi and the Christmas Candles:
A Tale of Nine Christmases during the Nazi Era

by Skip Eisiminger

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Omi and the Christmas Candles: A Tale of Nine Christmases during the Nazi Era, by Skip Eisiminger (Clemson, SC: Clemson University Digital Press, 2005). ISBN 0-977-1263-3-1

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"Once upon a time many years ago, the country of Germany lay under a spell cast by an evil sorcerer, Adolf Hitler…" Thus begins Omi and the Christmas Candles, a children's story about a family's survival during the Second World War. Distilled from several volumes of Eisiminger's notes and transcriptions of informal interviews with his wife's family, this book recalls nine remarkable Christmas celebrations.

Contents

Foreword & Dedication

Map & Floorplan

Family Tree

  1. Chapter One: 1939
  2. Chapter Two: 1940
  3. Chapter Three: 1941
  4. Chapter Four: 1942
  5. Chapter Five: 1943
  6. Chapter Six: 1944
  7. Chapter Seven: 1945
  8. Chapter Eight: 1946
  9. Chapter Nine: 1947