An Improbable Journey: A True Story of Courage and Survival During World War II
Susan Schenkel, PH.D., author
Through an extraordinary chain of events, a German Jew and a Polish Jew found themselves in Central Asia. They met and fell in love. Together, they struggled to survive hunger, homelessness, deadly epidemics, a black market economy, and Soviet police harassment. After the war, they managed to get from Central Asia to a displaced persons camp in Southern Germany. Along the way, they had a baby. Incredibly, in the DP camp, this Jewish couple developed an enduring friendship, which defied the hatreds of the time, with a German woman and put their baby girl into her care.