Thanks to all the kind-hearted readers who took the time to leave a review for Ludwika. This is a big milestone and achieved in such a short time. Ludwika is currently in production for an audio-book, hopefully hitting audible.com, itunes and Amazon in July.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Must read, April 25, 2016
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This review is from: Ludwika: A Polish Woman’s Struggle To Survive In Nazi Germany (Kindle Edition)
I just finished this book . It is one of the best books I have read in a long time. I cannot wait to read more books written by Christoph my new favorite author.Keep on writing you are brilliant. Thank you
 Halina's children at Kensington Book Fair
on May 5, 2016
Based on the olife of a Polish woman who was caught up in the horros of WWII. You will find this a most captivating story. It is so good, I was sorey it ended.
on May 1, 2016
Book held my interest. Cried during some of it
5.0 out of 5 starsA Captivating Book., May 23, 2016
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This review is from: Ludwika: A Polish Woman’s Struggle To Survive In Nazi Germany (Kindle Edition)
Ludwika, is a fictionalized biography of a WWII Polish woman who seeks to save her family and herself throughout the ravages of Nazi domination. Christoph Fischer is a specialist in the horrors of the period and place and has applied his understanding of the victimization made of the war that never had a chance to end all wars. Ludwika makes decisions and takes on jobs, responsibilities always in the hope of a positive outcome. That she seldom succeeds is in the nature of the political setting and factions. That she persists in her efforts is a tribute to her upbringing and efforts to maintain hope. Fischer exhibits a fine understanding of the motivation that pushes the young woman to press ever forward.
At the end of the book, the author lets us in on the secret: Ludwika was real and her descendants wish to hear from anyone who knew her in the harshness of her life. This is a captivating read made more touching by the final notes.
on May 22, 2016
Poignant reminder of war and the struggles of life in that environment
on May 6, 2016
I have read many books written from the Jewish perspective and others from the German viewpoint. This is only the second from a Polish citizen who had been relocated to Germany during the war. While the storyline was interesting, it wasn’t terrifying as many WWII stories are. Readers who want the emotions without the terror will enjoy this. Ludwika agreed to relocate to Germany at the request of a highly placed young SS officer who intended marriage when it could be proven that she was of German ancestry in past generations. Until that time, she was his housekeeper, caring for his flat while he spent months away, assigned to newly claimed territories by Germany. She had to make the difficult decision to leave her young daughter behind with family, and In return, Ludwika was promised safety and stability for the family, which was allowed to stay io their Polish farm, while the other families in tneir town were ruthlessly gunned down or deported, or transported to camps. It might have worked as planned if her SS officer hadn’t been killed. Ludwika found herself alone several times, but always managed to land on her feet. This is not to say she had an easy life in a work camp. At that time, Ludvika fell in love with another foreigner from a different camp, who then suddenly disappeared. After the work camps were liberated, Ludvicka found herself pregnant and living in a holding camp for displaced people. This is where the story interested me because it is almost incredible to those of us reading about the period after the war to understand that liberated people actually might have lived for many years in these holding facilities while their families could be found or even if they still had homes or families to return to in their respective countries. The ending was a bit of a suprise, but the biggest suprise came after the end of the book when the reader is told that Ludwika was a real person who actually lived a big part of this story. A few characters had to be invented so the author could make sense of a story which contained some gaping holes. The book was very interesting and I enjoyed it. I don’t seek out editing errors, but I found a lot of then in Ludvika’s story. While I really enjoyed the storytelling, I only gave Ludwika four stars because it just didn’t bowl me over, as do the best books I’ve ever read. But four stars is good! I highly recommend Ludwika to others, especially if they want to learn about life during WWII without the terror.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Katty choice, May 25, 2016
This review is from: Ludwika: A Polish Woman’s Struggle To Survive In Nazi Germany (Kindle Edition)
Previewed only..did not buy
It’s World War II and Ludwika Gierz, a young Polish woman, is forced to leave her family and go to Nazi Germany to work for an SS officer. There, she must walk a tightrope, learning to live as a second-class citizen in a world where one wrong word could spell disaster and every day could be her last. Based on real events, this is a story of hope amid despair, of love amid loss . . . ultimately, it’s one woman’s story of survival.
Editorial Review:”This is the best kind of fiction—it’s based on the real life. Ludwika’s story highlights the magnitude of human suffering caused by WWII, transcending multiple generations and many nations.

WWII left no one unscarred, and Ludwika’s life illustrates this tragic fact. But she also reminds us how bright the human spirit can shine when darkness falls in that unrelenting way it does during wartime.

This book was a rollercoaster ride of action and emotion, skilfully told by Mr. Fischer, who brought something fresh and new to a topic about which thousands of stories have already been told.”

Ludwika kindle link http://bookShow.me/B018UTHX7A
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