Mor and me : life, language, and love in letters from Danmark by Lise Margrete GreeneSixty-one diaries and countless blue air letters tell the story of Ina's life, beginning at age 15, the occupation of her country, Denmark, by the Nazis; her postwar work with the interrogation of prisoners in Copenhagen and at the International Military Tribunal for War Crimes in Germany; a whirlwind courtship with an American; and her new life in the United States. After Ina dies, her four adult children yearn to know more about their mother's life pre-parenthood as well as their own childhoods. But the diaries and letters are all in Danish, and none of them can read or speak their mother's tongue. This book is the true story of one daughter who decides to live in Denmark and learn the language. A diarist and letter-writer like Mor (her mother), Lise emails family and friends with vivid, poignant, honest, and humorous descriptions of her outward and inward journeys through an unforgettable year and a half.
Publication Date: 2020 Dr Greene is a Retired Administrative Staff