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Experience the Danger and Chaos in World War II Holland -- New Memoir Recalls Author's Personal Experiences Living Under Nazi Rule
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif., Sept. 18, 2008 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- A Point of Reference, a new book released through Xlibris, explores a young Dutch girl's perspective of the Nazi occupation of Holland during Word War II. In her memoir Elsa M. van der Laaken relives the WWII years in The Hague, Holland where she was born in 1936. She was almost four years old when Hitler's war machines attacked the neutral country like "thieves in the night" and the Nazi High Command decided to settle in her city. The act of war shattered the stability of the van der Laaken household. Her Dutch father, in Queen Wilhelmina's service, had his job put on hold when a German lawyer took charge of all the Royal properties. Her German mother became suddenly "the enemy" in the eyes of the angry Dutch in the neighborhood. The family lived in a house that came with her father's job at the Royal stables. Her father agreed to be the driver for the German lawyer while both parents secretly helped the Dutch resistance. They continued to live in the Royal Stables' house under Nazi scrutiny.
What Does It Feel Like When God Heals? -- A Collection of Uplifting Stories About the Power of Prayer
COLUMBIA, S.C., Sept. 18, 2008 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- In a study of divine healing funded by The Centers for Disease Control, Jane Teas, Ph.D., Melinda Holland, and Georgianna Jackson found that God and prayer are not merely coping mechanisms for pain and suffering; these researchers discovered what the raw power of the Lord feels like. From over a hundred interviews with Christians in South Carolina, they compiled the best narratives in one remarkable collection, Faith that Heals: Stories of God's Love.
In the Lives of Prominent Zhids -- Author Embarks On An Odyssey to Retrace Russian Roots
JACKSON, N.J., Sept. 18, 2008 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Marvin A. Goldberg revisits Tsarist Russia and develops an extensive family background in Zhid: A Russian Odyssey. While he manages to trace his bloodline, Goldberg also uncovers the far-reaching oppression of his and other Jewish families living in the Ukrainian Pale of Settlement over three centuries.