Abandoned in Berlin

ABANDONED IN BERLIN: Chapter Six

ABANDONED IN BERLIN: Chapter Six

ABANDONED IN BERLIN: Chapter Six: 1936, An Olympic Year The mystery became more complex and confusing as Hilda Stein struggled to understand the translated 1936 ownership documents. Why had her family been forced to sell in March 1936 when at the same time the Nazis […]

ABANDONED IN BERLIN: Chapter Five

ABANDONED IN BERLIN: Chapter Five

Chapter Five: Revelation Hilda Stein lost faith that a reply would be received from the Grundbuch Charlottenburg. It was six weeks since the visit and the woman in Berlin had indicated a response within four. But then when she no longer expected it the package […]

ABANDONED IN BERLIN: Chapter Four

ABANDONED IN BERLIN: Chapter Four

Chapter Four: The Vienna Connection Hilda Stein had not finished her investigations. The Rick Steves tour ended in the capital of Austria the city where her mother had married her father on November 10th 1939 and Hilda wanted additional family research. Her mother was resident […]

ABANDONED IN BERLIN: Chapter Three

ABANDONED IN BERLIN: Chapter Three

Chapter Three: Grundbach Charlottenburg Hilda Stein experienced broken sleep during her fourth night in Berlin. There was so much to think about that her mind wouldn’t allow her to rest. She had walked several times through the heart of Berlin that Monday visiting the Brandenburg […]

ABANDONED IN BERLIN: Chapter Two

ABANDONED IN BERLIN: Chapter Two

Chapter Two: A Surprise Welcome. Hilda Stein continued to stare at the six story apartment complex opposite with its steeply pitched black roof, cream walls and neatly trimmed windows and balconies. It was elegant and stylish and one of only a very few buildings nearby […]

ABANDONED IN BERLIN: Chapter One

ABANDONED IN BERLIN: Chapter One

Authored by John Cammidge   Chapter One: Going Away.   Hilda Stein sat on the sofa staring at the tightly closed carry-on luggage that only days earlier had arrived empty from the Rick Steves travel organization. Now all the clothes and personal items she considered […]

ABANDONED IN BERLIN:Introduction

ABANDONED IN BERLIN:Introduction

The novella,“Abandoned in Berlin”, is a tale of mystery and discovery with details of the final chapters still unknown as this Introduction is written. Imagine your mother growing up as a member of an affluent Jewish family, happily living in a large family-owned apartment block […]