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Updated: Sep 19, 2023

I've been thinking about my Grandad a lot lately; who he was, what he went through and what he would make of the world today.

Bittersweet is his book. Written in his own hand, it tells the story of the first part of his interesting, complicated, full life. It follows how as an innocent child he escaped from Vienna with his twin sister when the Nazis marched in. It reflects on the excitement rather than fear he felt as a child, watching soldiers storm through the square.

The book also includes the account of his twin, my Great Auntie Lisa - and reminds us how perspectives of the same situation can be altered, depending on the individual's experience, what remains in their memories and how they recount and retell the story.

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