To Hell and Back: The Life Story of an Austrian World War II Survivor is a unique, one-of-a-kind memoir. Author Maria Rosa takes us on a journey through time and history as she tells the true story of her harrowing experiences before, during, & after World War 2. Her adventures span the globe as Maria describes life as a little girl, a student, an adult, & finally as a grandmother. Emotionally charged drama alternates with historical narrative & comical anecdotes in Maria's extraordinary & entertaining narrative. Topics include: World War II - Anschluss or Nazi takeover of Austria - A child's view of the Holocaust - Salzburg & Mozart - Hitler's Eagle's Nest - Castles & cathedrals - Manhattan Freemasons - Motherhood, family, & education - Abusive marriage - Cuban Missile Crisis - Assassination of JFK - Apollo Moon Landing - Vietnam War - Major California earthquakes - Berlin Wall - Ronald Reagan Presidential Library …and much more! Compelling & educational, this eye opening book is a must read for all ages!