Growing up in Berlin, Germany, during World War II, Ingrid Dickson was an open-eyed child with a curious mind and a sensitive nature. She watched and questioned everything around her with child-like transparency. She witnessed first-hand society’s departure from human decency and the force of overwhelming political power.
Ingrid’s unusual upbringing placed her squarely between a mother who was raised in the creative life of a circus family and a father who worked as an engineer who was forced into Hitler’s inner circle. Because of this, Ingrid witnessed the war through both the elite world of German politics and the sheer necessity to be creative during a time when everyone was trying to survive and no one was untouched by life-threatening trauma and the strife of war.
Ingrid tells her unusual and sometimes upside-down and backward war memories with the clarity of a master story-teller and the accuracy of a truth-seeking observer.