Reading this again after nearly three years, I became very emotional about the disruption of family life due to bad war and after-war experiences!
I ask myself, who profits from war? How can wars be avoided?
Quote:“It is well known that parents spend a lot of time worrying about their children’s future, but do they know their children are worrying too?”
Watching the Midday News today an item caught my attention. They were talking about a survey done of 10 to 13 years old.
43% worry about their future and 37% about family. In the news item, they were mostly talking about the latter.
It made me think about the time when I was 10 to 13 years old. That was 1945 to 1948 and it was a particularly bad time to grow up in Berlin after WW II.
Luckily we weren’t bombed out and still lived in our now windowless apartment. My mother worked as a Trümmerfrau during the cold winter months and beyond.
My father, unknown to us at that stage, was in an American PoW camp. Did I worry about my future?…
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