"Through Innocent Eyes" captures the self-actualization of 10 year old Gertrude as she progresses from childhood to adolescence and becomes 'one' with her country. At 13, Gertrude travels 450 miles to "Landjahr Lager.” Here, she will receive the very best rural education. In 1941, there are one-hundred thousand girls in Landjahr, and Gertrude Kerschner is one of them. The revised edition is now available!
Through Innocent Eyes - The Chosen Girls of the Hitler Youth by Cynthia A. Sandor
Volksgemeinschaft is a German-language expression meaning "people's community." This expression originally became popular during World War I
as Germans rallied in support of the war. It appeals to the idea of uniting people across class divides to
achieve a national purpose.