From There to Here

A Journey from the Grip of Communism to America’s Freedoms and Opportunities

by Herman Haenert



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 2/22/2019

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 178
ISBN : 9781480874817
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 178
ISBN : 9781480874824

About the Book

From There to Here is the life story of Herman Haenert, an American citizen who spent his youth in Germany first under Nazi and then Communist rule. Haenert recalls his early years during World War II and his subsequent oppressive life in East Germany—nightmares from which his family eventually fled to the United States. Their escape allowed the young Herman to come of age in a country he regards as a land of freedom and opportunity.

In sharing his experiences and successes over the years, Haenert presents a detailed and informed perspective on the last eighty years of US history and reflects on how that history informs America’s current political landscape.

This sweeping memoir follows one man’s journey as he escapes the turbulent Germany of his youth and builds a new life as an immigrant who cherishes his American opportunities.

About the Author

Herman Haenert was born in Germany in 1939. After World War II, he and his family fled communist East Germany and immigrated to the United States. There he grew to adulthood and raised a family, became a citizen, and built a long and successful career in business. He lives in Tucson, Arizona.