I is for Interview With a Historical Treasure #AtoZChallege @AprilA2Z

11 Apr

Beyond the book Irene brought for publication were so many untold stories. The last line said ” I was one of 331,000 people who escaped to freedom in West Berlin in 1953.”

So how did she come to America? Did she ever see her family again? What did she think when she heard the Berlin Wall went up?

Even after we worked together on the Epilogue, I kept learning more about her adventures. Before I moved to Holland, we met in her Maryland home to record the answers to a handful of readers’ questions. Now in production and coming to Youtube one by one, Irene’s Interviews.

To give you a feel for who Irene is in person, today’s post first links to what I call “Morgue Normal” (appx 2 minutes).

Irene’s nursing career brought a young US Army soldier named Walter Kucholick across her path. I smile and laugh every time I watch this video about how they met, how he proposed, and how he pursued their marriage.

Yep, laughed again.

V was supposed to be Vacation Soviet style, but maybe V should be more videos. What do you think?


Up next, J is for Jews In Hiding.


Kristin King is an author, publisher, NGO co-founder, military spouse, mom to four boys, Jesus follower, and such. She is NOT tech savvy at all, and thus owes all the thanks and appreciation for the video production to her eldest son.



Posted by on April 11, 2016 in Memoirs & History


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2 responses to “I is for Interview With a Historical Treasure #AtoZChallege @AprilA2Z

  1. kristinkingauthor

    April 12, 2016 at 6:00 am

    That’s the way I’m leaning as well. Thanks for weighing in. Heading over to your blogspot next.

  2. Melanie Schulz

    April 11, 2016 at 7:01 pm

    My voteMelanie Schulz from
    goes to more videos–would love to see more.


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