The uprooting of seven million civilians women, children, and elderly men from their homes in the German provinces of , Pomerania, and following World War II is largely unknown in the .
Weeds Like Us is a gripping true adventure story about the authors own East Prussian family. The authors earliest years were spent in relative comfort on his grandfathers farm in during World War II. For him, life in Hitlers was the natural order of things. Then, in January 1945, just after the authors seventh birthday, the Russians rolled into . Full of unexpected twists and turns, Weeds Like Us tells the story of what happened over the next six years, as the authors family tried to make its way safely to the West.