Bundesarchiv Koblenz/The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Poster proclaims Hitler will become President of Germany

Hilda’s Story: The Evolution of Awareness

Some years ago, I had a client, Hilda. This was not her real name. Hilda had a marvelous story to tell. She was German and had come to America with her G.I. husband and daughter after WWII, became an American citizen and lived a quiet and productive life in a small city of 16,000 in the Midwest.

I was attracted to her story because it presented me a point-of-view of history I knew well but…