You Are My Sunshine - A Holocaust Novel - Survival during a dangerous time, 11:50 AM
"You Are My Sunshine," is the sequel to "All My Love, Detrick," this novel is set during the holocaust.
When Helga Haswell becomes pregnant by a married SS officer who abandons her, she finds herself alone and desperate. She is afraid to tell her parents that she is pregnant out of wedlock, so her doctor suggests that Helga check into Heinrich Himmler's home for the Lebensborn. This is a program, he explains, that has been instituted by the Nazi's to create perfect Aryan babies. Since Helga is of pure German blood and the child's father is an SS officer, she will be accepted, the doctor explains. Her child will have a good life because adoption is available only to the finest of Hitler's Elite. Not only this, the doctor says but during her pregnancy, Helga will have the finest food and medical care available. And, instead of a life of shame, she will be honored for her efforts in producing a perfect Aryan child for the new world that Hitler is in the process of creating. Then once the baby is born, the Lebensborn will take the child and assume all future responsibilities releasing Helga to live her life without the burden of a fatherless offspring. In her desperation, all of this sounds perfect to Helga, that is of course before she feels life stir within her womb. However, by the time this occurs it was already too late. She is already living in Steinhoring, home for the Lebensorn, and there is no possibility of turning back. The papers have been signed. She can not escape. Hitler will own her unborn child.

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