Book Details

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.

Experience the lives of a German American immigrant and his family in Germany during the tumultuous years from 1914 to 1947. Dear Willy is about contrasts, love, loyalties and how determination can lead to a better life. Willy Geheb was the adventurer; he alone faced the ocean voyage, arduous labor and horrible living conditions, but he never forgot his family.

History can be viewed from many angles, but there is nothing like firsthand accounts to bring it to life. Poignant letters to and from Germany became the lifeline for the Geheb family as they shared concerns, triumphs and tragedies. These candid accounts of their lives bring the reader into their personal world.

Author Details

Claire Ohlsson Geheb
Editor, Claire Ohlsson Geheb, has woven a tale using journals, letters, photos and carefully placed historical notes. This social history about the pursuit of a better life tells of the ingenuity, drive and courage of our forefathers. This is a story for everyone.