A Long Journey is the true story of how a seven-year-old girl and her doll survived the Holocaust. Justin relates her childhood experience through the eyes of her doll Giesela.
Historical non-fiction offers children the opportunity to digest and make sense of world events. Oma’s stories give us hope for a world of kindness and love.
“Not to know what happened before you were born is to be forever a child. For what is a man’s life if it is not linked with the life of future generations by memories of the past?”–Cicero, Ad M. Brutum (46 BCE).
Renate G. Justin was born in Germany and with the help of the Quakers and many other generous people, she and her family came to the United States in 1939. She now lives in Colorado where she has practiced family medicine with her daughter. Renate has published essays in lay and medical journals as well as in anthologies.