Omi and the Christmas Candles: A Tale of Nine Christmases during the Nazi Era, by Skip Eisiminger

November 15, 2005

“Once upon a time many years ago, the country of Germany lay under a spell cast by an evil sorcerer, Adolf Hitler. . . ” Thus begins Omi and the Christmas Candles, a children’s story about a family’s survival during the Second World War. Distilled from several volumes of Eisiminger’s notes and transcriptions of informal interviews with his wife’s family, this book recalls nine remarkable Christmas celebrations.


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