DANVILLE — Author Helga Long will share stories from her book, “Helene: True Story of a German Girl’s Resilience Growing Up During World War II,” on Monday, at 6:30 p.m., at the Danville Public Library, 512 S. Market St., Danville.
Imagine living in a time when planes overhead meant something far more terrifying than travel. Picture yourself on a train, cowering in fear as bombs explode around you. Imagine the sound of glass shattering and screams permeating smoke-filled air as you wait for the end you know is coming.
From food rations to air raids, “Helene” paints a tale of what life was like for German citizens during World War II. Based on recordings from Helene Witzmann translated by her daughter, Helga Long, this book offers a unique perspective on history, detailing WWII from a young German girl’s point of view.
The program is free and open to the public of all ages. Copies of the book will be available for purchase and autographs. Refreshments will be served. An autographed copy of her book will be given away by the Friends of the Library as a door prize.