Singrid JacksonSigrid Jackson lived in East Germany until she was 13 years old. She then escaped with her mother to West Germany.

Because of my life circumstances and experiences, I endured many hardships (as do many of us).  But with the knowledge and strength I acquired from conquering every obstacle, I have chosen to put them into words and share my story to inspire others.  Although I am an East German Girl, I now reside with my husband and dear family in the Midwest.

I want to dedicate this book to my mother, Johanna Kuhl.  In my heart and mind she is the main character in this book.  Despite her human weaknesses and failures, she persevered and made it possible for me to be a free person.

Check out my blog for more of my writings and memories of being an East German Girl.


Sigrid Jackson

 Jacqualynn Bogle lives in the Midwest with her family.

Jacqualynn (Jackie) was diligent in helping to bring this story to publication. As the editor, she took careful notes and pieced Sigrid’s many memories into an intriguing account of Sigrid’s early life. Jackie is currently attending college and will pursue a career in elementary education.  She enjoys playing tennis, being with family and friends, and loving her dog, Channelle.