Gisela Mahler wrote this account of her life so that her grandchildren could know something about their family.
Born in Vienna when it was the capital of Austria-Hungary, Gisela grew up during the 1st World War and married just before the threat of Nazism started to darken Europe. Gisela and her husband came from Jewish families but were connected with Quakers.
Gisela's husband, Hilo, was a prisoner of war in '14-'18 and was briefly imprisoned by the Nazis too. Gisela tells the reader of her escape, with her husband and children, from Austria after the Nazi take-over, then the ups and downs of setting up home in an entirely new country.
Quietly told, this little book is a story of great courage and tells us about times which are beginning to fade from living memory.
Worked as a young doctor as a Government Medical Officer in Botswana. Spent most of my career caring for patients brought to hospital as emergencies. My design portfolio includes the preparation of material for lecture presentations and posters, internal publication of volumes of clinical guidelines and the production of family greetings cards by many different methods and over many years. More recently I have held a brief to create and reinforce a brand image for the College of Emergency Medicine, which was established in 2006. Now retired from clinical work, much of my time is spent organising and copying photographs, writings and art work collected over the years.
Cruise 2015 Published June 11, 2015
Meeting and travelling 1960-1963 Published January 17, 2015
TEN SMALL CREATURES Published October 10, 2014
With lots of love 1967 to 1976 Published September 06, 2014
Letters from Nigeria 1964-1966 Published August 15, 2014
AVI EPISTULA Published November 21, 2012
Hebridean Quest Published December 03, 2011
A Collection of Roses from Nature Published July 16, 2011