Cowra author Julie Bayl will launch her book Focus on Survival at the Japanese Garden this Saturday.
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The book is Ms Bayl’s maiden published piece, delving into her own family’s real-life struggle to survive in Nazi-occupied Holland at the height of World War II.
Ms Bayl said she was inspired by stories told by her mother-in-law.
“Focus on Survival is a tale of love and hate, war and peace, pain and joy, and fear and exhilaration,” Bayl said.
“My hope is that this book will preserve a more than 70-year-old history of the challenges families in occupied European countries overcame during World War II and help those who have been shielded from such conflicts to develop more understanding toward the millions of people affected by war today.”
Ms Bayl’s husband’s family emigrated to Australia from Holland in 1953 seeking a better life.
Focus On Survival launches at the Japanese Garden Cafe this Saturday from 3pm.
Books will be available.
Keep your eye on future Cowra Guardian editions to enter the running for a copy of Focus On Survival.
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