Interviewing Oma

My mother was born in Germany in 1934. She grew up during World War Two, was adopted and moved to the United States after the war. She has a lot of stories and every week or so we will listen to them here.
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Jan 16, 2017

Living with the Nuns. Getting sick. Dad. Uncle. Aunt. Nivea.

Oct 31, 2016

The Telefunken. First opera. Opa goes to jail. The police come by for a visit. Hitlerjugend (Hitler Youth). Washing hair.

Oct 24, 2016

Stealing an American's jacket. Oma makes bread. The fake older sister.BBC The problem with having friends during the war. Cousin Waltraut.

Oct 17, 2016

First bubblegum. The older cousin. Mutti, Sister. The girl with the Mamie Eisenhower haircut.

Chantelle Rytter, founder of the Grateful Gluttons and the Atlanta Lantern Parade, guest-interviewed this week's show. Thanks Chantelle!


Oct 10, 2016

Opa. Karl Ludolph. Bertha Koch Ludolph. Whiskey the Dog. The prison camp. Americans. Living in the kitchen. Opa negotiating for Oma's oma to use their own bathroom. 

Oct 2, 2016

Episode one.  Tütes. Bomb Shelters. Air Raid Sirens. Shoes. The Brits. Amis. Poles. Russians. Kassel.

The book she mentions is Bill Bryson's "Notes From A Small Island".