Ms. Arndt graduated from Montclair State University earning a B. A. degree in 1996. She is the youngest of six siblings, but the last of them to immigrate to the US. Helga translated her brother’s book and compiled this story from her family as well. Growing Up Under the Third Reich completes a long-standing aspiration to share her family’s experiences during the tumultuous years in Germany.
This is a true story of one ordinary family’s struggle to persevere during WWII living in Germany. In their own words family members recall their adaption to a changing political, economic and social environment occurring under Hitler’s reign. Narrated by the youngest in the family, Helga describes the tragic and happy events that led to her family’s immigration to the United States of America.