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    Cruising on the Nile and Discovering Ancient Egypt

    In November 2001, mere months after the deadly attacks in New York on 9/11, Otto Schmalz and his wife embarked on a journey to Egypt. With security being more stringent and fewer travellers venturing outside of their homelands, tourism in Egypt was down ninety percent, which made it easier to get a close look at the breath-taking monuments and temples.For fourteen days, Otto and his tour ... Read more

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  • A Journey back to Europe

    Crossing the Atlantic By Freighter and Exploring Europe in 1960

    In 1960, Otto Schmalz and his wife, Gertrud, decided to take a four-month vacation to their native Europe, where they would tour parts of West Germany, Switzerland, Holland, and Italy, visiting family and friends, and seeing as much of the continent as possible. They went by freighter from Canada and took their car with them. Their goal was to discover and learn about history, culture, food, ... Read more

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  • Time for Taking Chances

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    Time for Taking Chances: Leaving Germany as a Teenager after the War is an intimate account of a profound transition undertaken by a nineteen-year-old German boy immigrating to Canada in 1951 who saw no hope for his bombed-out country ever getting back on its feet. At the Canadian consulate in Hannover, in whose dramatic ruins he’d lived for six years after the Second World War, Otto Schmalz ... Read more

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  • Out of the Ruins

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    Like all other German cities, Hannover, West Germany, was in physical and economic ruin when the Second World War came to a close in 1945. Many of the war’s hardships continued for German citizens in the post-war years, and it was exceedingly difficult to get materials enough to live. Everything was considered precious in this extraordinary stretch, and Germans collected, recycled, and reused all ... Read more

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  • As The Bombs Fell

    My Childhood During the Time the Nazis Ruled

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  • The Ancient Egyptians For Dummies

    Unravel the history behind of one of the most fascinating ancient civilisations with this engaging, entertaining and educational guide to the ancient Egyptians. With a complete rundown of ancient Egyptian history and culture alongside insights in to the everyday lives of the Egyptians, you’ll discover how they kept themselves entertained, the gory details of mummification, the amazing creation of ... Read more

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