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Dear Willy, The True Story of a Life Well Lived

Travel Back in Time

During Historically Tragic Times a Young Man Pursued His Quest to Save Himself and His Family

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Experience the lives of a German American immigrant and his family in Germany during the tumultuous years 1914 to 1947. Dear Willy is about contrasts, love, loyalties and how determination can lead to a different life. Willy Geheb was an adventurer; alone he faced the ocean voyage, hard labor and horrible living conditions. Letters to and from Germany became the lifeline for the Geheb family as they shared concerns, triumphs and tragedies.

History can be viewed from many angles, but there is nothing like firsthand accounts to bring it to life. This story is played out in poignant letters, journals, photos and historical notes. Willy and his family speak expressively about their lives as they bring you into their world in a personal way.

Editor, Claire Ohlsson Geheb, has woven a tale that is meaningful to all people with an interest in humanity as it tells of the ingenuity, drive, and courage of our forefathers. This social history about the quest for a better life is a story for everyone.

Author Details

Claire Ohlsson Geheb
I have had a wonderful journey discovering this story and putting it into a book. The old suitcase full of letters and the box of old photos were a mystery to my husband and myself. Because we have a high interest in history and family we saved this treasure. After 30 years we found a translator that provided the key to the past.