Almost two years ago I bought some books at the Longmont Public Library's bag day, and wrote about them on my website, which you might want to read before what follows here.
I tracked down Hannelore's son, sent him an inquiry, and he kindly called to answer my questions, which concerned Hannelore's older brother Jürgen Röber. I had suspected that he hadn't made it through the war, and he hadn't. He was born in 1922, so he got the book for Christmas in his tenth or eleventh year. But he served in the military, and died in 1944 by sniper fire on the Eastern Front, which at that time was in Poland. So sad.