Lydia Ott Talks About Life in The Netherlands in The 1930s and WWII

Palm Beach Gardens, FL (PRWEB) July 25, 2013

The Second World War brought with it international cataclysm. For Lydia Ott, the global conflict changed not only the world around her but the path of her personal life. In her compelling autobiography, she looks back to the journey that took her From Polders To Skyscrapers.

Ott was born in the Netherlands and in her book she gives insight into what life was like in her homeland during the 1930s and throughout the Second World War. She describes grim episodes in history as it converged with her own life; such as the German invasion of Holland in 1940, an event which soon led to the arrest of her youngest brother who happened to be an underground courier for a Dutch Underground Organization. But she also remembers positive events that transpired, including her brothers release and return home and her emigration to the United States in November 1952.

In From Polders To Skyscrapers, readers will witness Otts growth through different phases and the struggles and joys that she felt throughout the course of her journey. Her story is a treasure trove of universal lessons on life and living and it is a triumphant testament of the unwavering human spirit.

Honest, deeply moving and inspiring, From Polders To Skyscrapers offers a glimpse into a world torn by and recovering from World War II and the heart and soul of the people who found themselves at the center of the dramatic turn of events. For more information on this book, interested parties may log on to

About the Author

Lydia Ott was born in Eindhoven, the Netherlands and was raised with four siblings. She graduated from high school and an international secretarial institute emphasizing proficiency in English, French and German languages. She has worked as a fabric coordinator for a major fiber company. She married her husband John Ott, a civil engineer, and combined her work and travel time until her husband was diagnosed with terminal cancer. He passed away in 1980 and Ott retired from the company.

Ott lived in Van Alstyne, Texas, for twenty-two years before relocating to Austin, Texas, in 2005. After five years she moved to Florida where her daughter and her family resided. Together, they found an ideal retirement community in Palm Beach Gardens where Ott presently lives.

From Polders To Skyscrapers * by Lydia Ott

Publication Date: July 23, 2013

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