Eyes of Clear Skies

Memories of WWII

by Florie H-F Alandt



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 12/1/2002

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5x8
Page Count : 144
ISBN : 9780759674554

About the Book

World War II, 1942. Southern France. The SS are rounding up Jews in German-occupied Nice.

Two French families, one Jewish, one Catholic. Two three-year olds, Sarah and France, neighbors on a French Riviera hill.

Sarah has disappeared, her parents deported. The Nazis are searching for the missing child. France’s mother is suspected of hiding Sarah.

Thus begins the flight of a mother and her six children to safety.

This is the story of a courageous woman who, alone, secures her children’s survival. The author, a child then, recounts the altered life of her family during these frightful years.

About the Author

Florie Houques-Fourcade Alandt was born and raised in Nice, France. At age 22, she was awarded the "Medal for Devoted Service."

In 1958, she emigrated to the United States of America. She has lived in the Detroit area for over forty years. She received a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Wayne State University, worked for twenty years in the fields of Domestic Violence counseling and Home Health Care.

She and husband Bill live in Traverse City, Michigan, where their four children and their families have settled. She is currently working on a book on Home Care.