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Paperback 5.5” x 8.5”
84 pages with b&w and color photographs
ISBN 978-1-938883-15-6


Flight to Freedom


by Kathryn Olmstead and Philomena Baker

World War II through the eyes of a child

Philomena Keller Baker was 9 in 1944 when she and her mother boarded a boxcar attached to a train of wounded German soldiers in Odessa, Ukraine, and began a perilous journey, mostly on foot, to American-occupied Germany. Generously illustrated with precious family photographs her mother carried on their long trek, Flight to Freedom is Philomena’s story of World War II through the eyes of a child, as told to journalist Kathryn Olmstead.




KATHRYN OLMSTEAD is a columnist for the Bangor Daily News and editor/publisher of Echoes Magazine. She served 25 years on the journalism faculty of the University of Maine in Orono.

PHILOMENA BAKER is well-known in Maine and New England as a professional portrait photographer. She also has practiced and taught Reiki at her Reiki center in Bangor.

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