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January 31, 2009

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Hattie

Thanks for this fascinating interview.

Constance E. Castellon

Bravo Mr. Nitsch. Weeds Like Us is a moving sensative view of war from the stand point of a young boy with hungry eyes and an inquisitive mind!

Ephraim

Does any one has names and adresses of survivors?
My mother survived it and put the "story" in writing.
My E-mail is: bat2@netvision.net.il
Ephraim

Armando Martinez

I recently met Gunter and his wife in Natchez and lost the calling card he gave us. Iwould like to contact him to send them some pictures we took and also would like to tell him how much I enjoyed his book. We have several things in common but the mos important is that we were both wasserkopfs.

David

Armando, you can e-mail me your contact information. I will pass your message along to Gunter.

Thomas Jeschke

Could someone ask Gunter Nitsche
whether he could post any pictures
of himself and his family. After reading Weeds Like Us, I have a strong desire to see the faces of Opa, Oma, Mutti, etc..

 jordan 3

You cannot appreciate happiness unless you have known sadness too.Do you understand?

Kristel Elizabeth Westphal

Dear Mr. Nitsch - Greetings from AZ. I've read Weeds Like Us & Stretch. I thoroughly enjoyed both. Will you follow-up with another book about your life in America? Please think about it. Readers want to know about your life in USA. My husband Erich is a German immigrant who resembles the little boy in boots & cap. Kristel Westphal

Marianna Stilwell

Dear Mr. Nitsch, I too thorouoghly enjoyed your book "Weeds Like Us." Please follow-up with another book about your life after you were reunited with your father, and your life in America.

My daughter met you on the elevator train in Chicago, and you gave her a card with the name of your book on it. Thank you so much for the book and the story of your Oma and Opa...and their faith that sustained them and you through all of the trials of your early life. I too had a dear Oma and Opa, who lived their faith before me too. Please let us hear more from you. I could hardly put the book down. God truly has given you a talent as a writer. May God continue to direct and use you.

David

Marianna,

Mr. Nitsch did follow up with a sequel to Weeds Like Us.

See my review of Stretch:

http://www.dialoginternational.com/dialog_international/2011/02/review-gunter-nitschs-stretch-coming-of-age-in-post-war-germany.html

laura

David, recently i ,met gunter aand his wife in brasil. He gave me his card but i lost it and i want to write him back by email. He stopped me in the streets and said to me that my little blonde son reminds he wen he was a child..can you give yo him me email? Im laura from argentina de lau_brasilera@hotmail.com

Ulrich Nitsch

Dear Gunter, I just finished reading your book "Eine lange Flucht..." in German. And I feel deeply moved. I identified so strongly with you and your family as if I did belong. Of course, my background with my ancestry stemming from OstPreussen contributes. My grandfather Richard Nitsch was born 1875 in Pr Eylau. My father Karl Egon Nitsch 1909-1942 grew up i Königsberg. He fell as a German soldier in Russia. I was born in Leipzig 1938 and grew up in Sweden. The German catastrophy and the loss of my father remains a wound in my heart. In the last few years I have been visiting the place were my father fell and last year I even managed to visit his school in Kaliningrad. Would be nice to get in touch with you.
Warm regards
Ulrich Nitsch
ulrich.nitsch@gmail.com

Katie bowen

Such a wonderful book. I have read it now five times; each time, I am moved beyond words. Thank you to Mr. Nitsch for writing his memoir, for giving insight into a time and a world that otherwise remains somewhat of a mystery

yvonne dartnall

I have just finished reading Weeds Like Us, your moving story of your life experiences. My mother and her family were from Interburg left their home in January 1945. I heard many stories of my families experiences but sadly the family are now all deceased and I am the oldest one left. I am not able to ask anyone now and can only use my memory to pull together the journey my family took. Your book has helped me to understand why my mother was so overprotective of us as children, I recognise some of your Oma and Mutti's Prussian characteristics of strength and a stubbornness to hold their values, and I feel that I am now able to fully recognise my East Prussian heritage. I first went to Koln and Solingen at the age of 6 months (in 1950),and have been so many times since to visit my family all over Germany. My mother came to England to nurse TB patients in about 1949, where she met my father. Thank you for sharing your story, God Bless you.

James & Yvonne Meischen

We meet Gunter and his wife on a cruise to Spain. We sat next to them at a local restaurant and watched Fado singers. We truly enjoyed our visit with him. I have read his book and I could not put it down, especially since we had meet him personally. I would like for him to know and maybe stay in contact with him. Thank you

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