Volume One is a riveting accounting beginning on August 25, 1940 when Inge — then only five years old — first becomes aware of bombs falling on Berlin. She describes what it was like during the war years, and the even more difficult years in the aftermath of the war, including the period of the Berlin Airlift. Volume One concludes on the day she leaves Berlin in 1954 to immigrate to America.
Volume Two picks up her story on May 21, 1954 as she starts the greatest adventure of her life, and covers the following fifty years as she seizes opportunities, raises a family, and makes many adventurous trips. In many ways her story is the story of millions of other immigrants who have seized the opportunities this country offers.