About the Books

About The Grayling:

Joseph Freier was faced with a nightmare: how will he save his family from the deadly grips of the Nazi soldiers? Every day presents a new peril, and soon Joseph takes his family into the woods of Michoslovakia, Czechoslovakia.

They faced starvation, but Joseph had a lumber business; he and his sons knew all about the trees and their fruits. Joseph and his sons had gone fishing and they always enjoyed catching the grayling fish. The grayling fish came up to the surface closer than any other fish; and yet, when caught, it put up a bigger fight than any other fish; all fishermen loved to catch the grayling fish just to see the fighting spirit it had to defend itself.

It would become their symbol.

About The Wild Grasses:

The book was written as a second sequel and was written, of course, after my husband died. Yes, I as the writer chose to have the usage of the fantastic characters, the angels, for example, in the book. For one, I really believe in angels. I really believe that angels are many times guided by G-d. I do believe that angels helped people that survived in WWII. I was not a victim of the war as was so many other people, civilians and soldiers, and other military, of course. But my husband's story of when he was growing up in Nazi Slovakia was told to me so very vividly by my mother-in-law, Anna, and by my husband, Martin, that I for many years began to think of myself as a survivor of the Holocaust. I am proud to have known Martin for the years that I was privileged to have been married to him. I have loved him always and always will love him. He was special because he was always a believer in the truth. I am trying to follow in his footsteps.

About Blossoms Around The Circles:

This is a powerful and poignant book, which is so special in its entirety. It specifically tells what the victim is thinking as he is developing a new life and progressing as the blossoms do on the flowers on the circle of life.

About The Day of the Hidden Truth Poems: In Memoriam To Martin Freier::

Originally written to express heartfelt interest in her husband, Martin's, struggle for survival as a young man in Nazi Slovakia, each of Freier’s books evolved into a mystical expression of fear, hope, and inspiration.

About The Shepherd Boy and The Sheep Alphabet:

This two-part book is a celebration of both faith and learning; the first book discusses King David and the Psalms, while the second book teaches the names of the many, many sheep around the world.

About Anna’s Christmas –Hidden Truth Poems

The Second World War is raging in Slovakia. The hostilities and the armed warfare are heightened to a fever’s pitch. The Nazis are coming to select all of the remaining Jews living in Micholovce. Joseph Freier tells Anna and their four sons and daughter that they must escape immediately to the woods near Slovakia. This happens in August of 1944. They escape to the woods and travel deep into the woods. When they feel that they are safe, they build an underground bunker. Joseph was able to make arrangements with his former foreman, and they know that there will be deliveries of food. It is December of 1944, and the weather has been colder than in past years, and the Germans are in the area. Anna waits everyday for the weekly food delivery. On this particular day, she prayed to G-d and asked him to save her family and her from starvation. She hears the sounds of voices in the woods. She thinks that she is hearing things, but she soon realizes that people are out in the woods singing. At this moment, she didn’t care if the people were Nazis or not; she simply had to have food. She called out. No one heard her. She moved toward the sound of the voices and called out again and again. A horse that was in the front of a sleigh heard her calls. The horse’s driver looked in the same direction and saw Anna. He came over to Anna with two other men. They were people from the nearby village. A priest had organized the people of the town to bake cakes and cook turkeys and bring other foods to the people in the woods, who were starving. It was Christmas night, and Anna had enough food to last for three weeks. Anna always remembered the goodness of the people of the town. Not only was she nourished and her family nourished, but their spirits for living and in trusting people was renewed.

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