A daughter finds her mother's story, dating back to hidden truths during World War II. A classic Mother/Daughter tale one can picture on the big screen, from the war in Europe to America in the 60's and 70's, and life as an immigrant wife and mother during that iconic time. A beautiful love and life story of a beautiful woman, who graces the cover on her first day in America. A woman named Tishi.
Leslie is a daughter, a mother, an ex-wife, female and a human on Earth. She was an actress in the 1980's & 90's, married and became a full-time mom of 2 wonderful (now grown) boys. The family spent 14 years in beautiful Sun Valley, Idaho, then moved back to the LA area 10 years ago. Leslie speaks German, being the child of a German immigrant mother, whose posthumous memoir is the subject of Leslie's first book: " Tishi; Refugee,Immigrant,Mother". Leslie hikes wherever and whenever she can, loves movies in a dark theater with popcorn, and likes being stuck in positive, rather than negative loops, although she tries not to get "stuck" at all.
WOW. My Mom was a German refugee after WWII, from Czechoslavakia, where her family was kicked out & stripped of all they owned, because they were German. They were just lucky to be alive. Then they encountered prejudice, curfews, empty markets, no schooling, lack of food, goods & services..
and money de-valued.
Never, until the last 3 months of our lives(and that includes when I once THOUGHT I could relate: being evacuated for 2 weeks during the 2018 fires),NEVER have I understood until now, even a tiny bit of what she endured at such a young age. Covid and George Floyd made me understand you more, Mom.
Tishi: Refugee, Immigrant, Mother
In Ulm, as refugees, we were resented much more than in Kulmbach, but for different reasons. Since the population of Ulm had nothing themselves, they felt that we were invading their territory and taking things away from them.