But not even Orion stayed afloat to see the peace, grounding itself on the East Prussian
coast just four days before Victory in Europe Day, after coming under attack from Russian bombers while it evacuated German troops across the Baltic.
This novel, now published in a crystalline translation by Anthea Bell, examines with melancholic detachment the members of a still-privileged household in a small East Prussian
town as they wrestle with a crucial decision: whether to stay or go.
Between January and May, 1945, Germany evacuated two million people from the advancing Soviet army in the Polish and East Prussian
corridors via Operation Hannibal, the largest sea evacuation in modern history.
The majority of the ancient East Prussian
place names were changed to banal Russian names; "German" architectural monuments were destroyed.
She sought refuge in her mother's home, in the East Prussian
town of Partsch, which is now known as Parcz, in Poland.
In addition to his work with the Foundation, which provides for “promotion of the Trakehner horse of East Prussian
origin, primarily through education and the fostering of national and international amateur equestrian sports competition,” Beattie also served two terms on the ATA Board of Trustees, was a member of the ATA's Finance and Risk Management Committee and was active in securing improved insurance coverage for the association and its activities.
One Last Summer, a novel I wrote based on my East Prussian
born mother's wartime diaries, joined it for 10 years until my present agent read the outline and sold it in a week.
Nightmares of an East Prussian
childhood; a memoir of the Russian occupation.
Shanina was killed in action during the East Prussian
Offensive while shielding the severely wounded commander of an artillery unit.
There was heavy fighting reported along the whole of the East Prussian
"My mother, who's a goldsmith, is Chinese-Indonesian and my father, an electrical engineer and geologist, considers himself German with Scandinavian and East Prussian
heritage, as his mother was East Prussian
and Portuguese and his father was East Prussian
with Norwegian and French heritage.