Towards the Future - A Memior
In this memoir, Guta Kopelrecounts her life from the dayof her Liberation, three weeksbefore the end of World War Two.She was finally free, after six yearsof deprivation and loss. Guta was15 years old and all alone.It is 1945 and Europe is in chaoswith vast population movementsand survivors of a ruthless warsearching for places to call home. Traumatised Holocaustsurvivors became displaced persons contemplating theirfuture and trying to find a country that would accept theremnants of European Jewry.After leaving Germany, Guta regained her youthfulspirit among the friendly and hospitable Italian peopleof Florence. Although the life of a displaced person wasdifficult and transient, she enjoyed living in Italy. She learntItalian and English and made many good friends.Four and a half long years later she, her cousin Inkawith her husband and their two little girls were grantedpermission to emigrate to Australia. Settled in Melbourne,Guta met Ludek Goldstein, the man she was to marry.Ludek was also a Holocaust survivor and a displacedperson in Italy. His painful and distressing story throughthe War is movingly described by Guta.It was in the safety of Melbourne that they embraced anormal life.