In Person: Ingrid Polonius Reads From "Child of War"
Child of War: A Memoir of World War Two and the Cold War by Ingrid Polonius
Child of War is not your ordinary war memoir. Told from the perspective of a child, former Ridgefield resident Ingrid Polonius' earliest memories of being alive include running for her life to bomb shelters while the sirens of Kassel, Germany, wailed their daily air-raid warnings. In 1943, the Allies stepped up their air attacks on Germany, sending bombers day and night to obliterate Ingrid's hometown, a major producer of Panzer tanks. The Allies then breached the Edersee Dam just outside Kassel, flooding her hometown, creating massive devastation. Ingrid witnessed it all, living through events no child should ever have to endure.
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