“I heard over the radio on September 1, 1939 that our troops had marched into Poland. "

“It was so shocking to me. At that moment it hit me that life as we had known it was undergoing a radical change and would never be the same again.”

“My most overwhelming impression was steaming by the Statue of Liberty. I was crying. "

“Mere words could not describe my emotions. She welcomed me, this bundle of misery that came from the country Hitler had just trashed.”

Journey Between Two Worlds

 Journey Between Two Worlds is a compelling firsthand account of growing up in Germany during the poverty and despair of the Great Depression and the fear and oppression of Hitler’s Nazi regime, surviving the ravages and rubble of World War II, and ultimately gaining freedom and a resurrected life in America. Karola Schuette describes in lyrical detail how her destiny is transformed forever when she meets a German-born US Army intelligence officer. Forging a life of new horizons and experiences in the United States, Karola opens our eyes to the liberties and opportunities that we may assume to be our birthright, and subtly and insightfully conveys that a democracy requires constant cultivation to sustain it.

Karola M. Schuette

Karola M. Schuette

Karola M. Schuette, from Offenbach, Germany, brought her early skills as a legal secretary and interpreter to her venture as an author, but it was her life experience during the Depression and World War II that informed her distinctive voice.
Margaret Schuette

Margaret Schuette

Margaret Schuette, daughter of Karola M. Schuette, with a BA from Ohio University and MA from the University of California at Los Angeles, has for forty years flourished as a performer, choreographer, and dance educator on the West Coast and East Coast. She currently resides in NYC.