It is what it was
A guide to 90 years of life from Oldenburg during the Third Reich to the 21st Century in Waikanae, New Zealand
Out of print
282 pages, paperback
“My story is nothing special and there is certainly no hidden message in it — it is simply a record of my days, and how I thought about things … So now to the nitty-gritty of my life.”
“You have to play the cards you’re dealt, and if you see an opportunity that you’re sure you’d be sorry to miss, you’d better take it.”
It is what it was tells the story of how Gerhard lived to this maxim, and the experiences and people it brought him into contact with, through major historical events, ultimately landing him in beautiful Waikanae, New Zealand.