Why did I write this novel?Many people ask me at book events how this book came to be...how didI know what to write about during a time period I never lived.Simply, I had a dream. The love between the two characters in mydream was so intense nothing felt more real. So, I wrote about theirstory, the story I felt in my dream...one night in Thailand while workingas a teacher.Scouring the internet for history and youtube videos of that timeperiod, I was easily saturated with images, sounds, and dialogue fromthe War World II era.Old videos of the German President, and Hitler and even some musiciansand swing performers helped to recreate pre war world II Germany. Ialso found a lot of propaganda from the 30's.I heard stories from people who went through it, stories I read aboutand stories from other people. What people don't realize is that thepre-discrimination of the Jews and homosexuals, as well as manyothers, began early in the 20‘s as the Nazi’s spread their ideology,ripping apart German cities and ﬁnally culminated when hitler becamechancellor in '34.