Jacques (Denise) Wolff recounts a pleasant life in Alsace without prejudice. She was born into a middle class family who moved to western France (near Chartres) prior to the outbreak of World War II. Slowly, the entire family made its way to southern France before emigrating in 1941. She discusses Hitler, World War II, and her hsuband's adventures and brothers-in-law during that time. People in Louisville were open, warm, helpful, but the city was a "cultural desert." She cared for her ailing husband and survived two malignancies. She discusses the medieval origins of her town, Haguenau. She mentions many return visits to France and her only visit to Germany, which was a pleasant one. Index available.