Are you looking for an engaging and informative public speaker for your next event? Claire Ohlsson Geheb, editor of Dear Willy, The True Story of a Life Well Lived, weaves a unique tale. Most noteworthy, she tells this tale using journals, letters, photos and historic comments. As a result the story is brought to life because it is told in the words of the people who lived it. This social history about the pursuit of a better life tells of the ingenuity, drive and courage of our forefathers. Also people identify with the German American Geheb family and reflect on their own family’s journeys. Most people in America don’t have such a detailed personal history of their own families. This story has satisfied the need to understand their parents and grandparents for many people.

In this history presentation the audiences experiences the lives of a German American immigrant and his family in Germany during the tumultuous years from 1914 to 1947. Dear Willy is about contrasts, love, loyalties and how determination can lead to a better life. History can be viewed from many angles, but there is nothing like firsthand accounts to bring it to life. Poignant letters sent to and from Germany became the lifeline for the Geheb family as they shared concerns, triumphs and tragedies. These candid accounts of their lives take the audience back in time and into their personal world.

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About The Book

This is a story told through the descriptive journals and letters written by ordinary people living through extraordinary times. In their own words, the Geheb family share their adventures. heartaches, love, and passions from 1914 to 1947 in Germany and America. You will be inspired by the strength and perseverance of the German Gehebs and the never-ending love and devotion that Willy Oswald Geheb had for his family.

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