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Golden Straw in my Hair: Strong Ladies

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Antje’s father is shot and killed by a SS-man because he had denied shooting innocent men. A rich farmer takes advantage of this death and marries his son Manfred off to Antje’s mother Helena. Being incredibly brutal Manfred makes Helena’s and Antje’s lives a living hell. Only when the neighbor’s son Guenter enters Antje’s life, the situation gradually changes connected with many difficulties.
However Antje is that much traumatized that she tries to make herself popular and indispensable everywhere. Only a severe illness makes Antje see reason.
Based on diary entries, talks and enquiries the author Elisabeth Margaretha Countess of Schoengau-Brixendorf lively and comprehensibly created this work. This book enables the reader to get insights into a village community which is not idyllic at all, but it also shows that true love can’t be destroyed and can move mountains.

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