Klaus M. Schwarzenholz born in Germany, migrated 1972 to Australia, holds a degree in psychology from the University of Tasmania
What happened in 1945 to Silesian refugees and the city of Dresden lead to the attempt to write the book as a biography but the information from the few survivors of his family was too fragmented and finally he wrote the story as a novel based on the historical events but with fictional characters.
Published: April 29, 2013.
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In 1945 the German Reich was in its death throes. From the Eastern provinces people flee to the west. Two thousand people from a small town use horse drawn wagons to cross the vast frozen country. Thirty kilometres from Dresden they observe the fire-bombing and total destruction of the city.