Berlin Butterfly- Ensnare

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Summary

A Historical Fiction novel. surrounding the Berlin Wall. Follow fifteen-year-old Ella's life-altering decision on the night of Aug 12, 1961, Aug 12, 1961, Berlin Germany, Nationale Volksarmee soldiers roll barbed wire across the war-torn city to create the first Berlin Wall. Families are separated, livelihoods destroyed, death comes easily as crippling fear paralyzes the occupants on both sides of the wall. Fifteen-year-old Ella is torn between fleeing to the west with her brother Josef, and best friend Anton, or remaining on the east side with her dying father. The impact of one decision can transform a person's life. This story is about that decision. The first book in the "Berlin Butterfly" Series, Ensnare is an emotional heart-wrenching historical romance that leads the reader down the dark early years of the Berlin Wall and through the eyes of a teenage girl living in post-war Germany. Readers will be captivated by Ella's strength, determination and vulnerability as she opens her heart amidst a dangerous and terrifying journey.

Genre:
Other
Author:
lmoyes
Status:
Complete
Chapters:
44
Rating:
n/a
Age Rating:
13+

Prologue

May 7, 1945, Germany surrenders to the Allied Forces. The

European conflict of World War II is over. Adolf Hitler is dead. The Third

Reich has fallen, and Hitler’s brutal war atrocities are exposed. The city of Berlin—although technically in Soviet-occupied East Germany—is in rubble, broken and divided into four sectors: American, British, French, and the Soviet zone. The eastern side of Berlin is under complete Russian Communist control, and friendly relations with the Allies turn hostile.

June 1948, the Soviet Union blocks Western Berlin road access from food, water, and supplies. In response, a massive Allied airlift is executed. Fuel and food is received by aircraft until the blockade is lifted in May 1949.

In the 1950s, East and West Berlin function as different countries, governed under very different leadership and laws and even issued their own currency. The Soviet zone of East Berlin finds they stand alone in their politics; a satellite occupation far from its mother country and facing what they believe to be a rebellion from the Allied forces. Their grip on the residents of East Berlin tightens as more and more people flee. By 1961, it is estimated two to three million people had already deserted the eastern side for better opportunities in the west.

As August 1961 approaches, nearly a thousand educated professionals, skilled laborers, and families make an exodus westward each day. East Berlin is hemorrhaging, now on the verge of total ruin. Leadership panics and Nikita Khrushchev gives the Deutche Democratic Republic the official approval to seal off the western side of Berlin from all of East Germany. While it appeared as though the wall was to keep the Allies detained, its only purpose was to keep the East German residents from reaching Democratic freedom.


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