From Ruins to Champagne: Rising from the Ashes of War-Torn Berlin to a Life of Grace, Beauty, and Gratitude is an inspiring memoir that tells the story of Vivianne Knebel, an illegitimate child born in Germany under the Nazi regime. From Rubble to Champagne: The Rise from the Ashes of War-Torn Berlin to a Life of Grace, Beauty, and Gratitude is the remarkable story of Vivianne Knebel. From Rubble to Champagne: The Rise from the Ashes of War-Torn Berlin to a Life of Grace, Beauty and Gratitude – Kindle edition by Knebel,Vivianne. Autobiography From Wreckage to Champagne: The Rise from the Ashes of War-Torn Berlin to a Life of Grace, Beauty, and Gratitude takes the reader on a moving journey through the life of an author triumphing over tragedy. From Wreckage to Champagne is an easy read that touches readers’ hearts as it tells the journey of Vivianne, who began “her” life as a poor German immigrant and now, through perseverance, a chance encounter with a stranger, family love and friendship, lives a happy and fulfilling life as a resident of the United States. Vivianne Knebel tells the story of “her” sometimes turbulent life, from being born in Nazi Germany to finding happiness and love in Canada, with such humor and candor that it makes you want to talk to a friend. From a lonely childhood in shattered postwar Berlin, to an adult life in Canada among a wave of struggling German immigrants, to marriage, family, and ultimate fulfillment in the United States, Vivianne Knebel touches and inspires the reader on a thoughtful and profound journey. From Wreckage to Champagne: Rising from the Ashes of War-Torn Berlin to a Life of Grace, Beauty, and Gratitude is a book I recommend to all. Vivianne has faced many hardships in “her” life, and readers will have the opportunity to hear “her” personal observations about how “she” survived difficult times and developed the resilience that allowed “her” to develop and grow as a person. As a teenager, Vivianne moved with “her” family to Montreal, Canada, where “she” faced harassment, sexual abuse, and depression at several jobs that nearly ruined “her” life. Viviannes’ amazing story of “her” lonely childhood in war-torn Germany and “her” struggles in Canada as a young immigrant is riveting. This book is touching but also very inspiring as it recounts everything “she” overcame as a child, the dark days “she” went through as an adult, and everything “she” accomplished in life despite a difficult beginning. Through hardship, demoralization, longing, searching, loving, inspiring and growing, Vivianne discovered the ultimate secret to a life well lived: a grateful heart. It’s AMAZING!!! The author takes a journey back in time to war-torn Berlin, where “she” witnesses “her” trials as a young woman in post-war Germany. Vivianne Knebel recounts “her” childhood in Berlin, how everyday life was affected by Hitler’s regime, and “her” difficulties at school. Vivianne Knebel was born out of wedlock in 1943 in the epicenter of Nazi power, Berlin, Germany.
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