Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Ralph Storm Interviewed by WWII Historian, Anna Rosmus, at 11th Armored Division Reunion

Ralph Storm talks with WWII historian, Anna Rosmus, at the 11th Armored Division Reunion in Jacksonville, Florida

Ralph Storm and his wife, Muriel, attended the annual reunion of the 11th Armored Division Association which was held in Jacksonville, Florida, August 12-19. Fewer veterans are able to attend each year but still there was a good crowd with veterans and their families present. Ralph enjoyed talking with WWII historian, Anna Rosmus, who was doing research for another book. Anna Rosmus is the author of Against the Stream: Growing up Where Hitler Used to Live, Out of Passau: Leaving a City Hitler Called Home , Wintergreen: Suppressed Murders and several other books. The 1990 film "The Nasty Girl" is based on Anna Rosmus. As a high school girl in Passau, Germany, in the late 1970's, she began doing research on events in her home town during WWII. She was shocked to discover that her Bavarian home town had been very supportive of the Nazis. This led to threats against her life and Anna eventually left Germany with her children and now lives in the Washington, DC area. She has been interviewed on 60 Minutes twice and continues to do research and write about Germany and WWII. http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2000/04/03/60II/main179477.shtml

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