Wilhemina has written twenty two short stories which reflect a lifelong Wilhelminajourney from childhood into maturity. Together they create a romancenovel describing a hero battling for survival, food, identity and the sense ofbelonging thatMore Wilhemina has written twenty two short stories which reflect a lifelong Wilhelminajourney from childhood into maturity.
Together they create a romancenovel describing a hero battling for survival, food, identity and the sense ofbelonging that every human deserves and which she was denied becauseof war. The starvation she was exposed to as a child served to intensifyher appetite and even the bread crusts she would suck on for sustenanceshe experienced as a heavenly delight.
Later on in life, this lack of foodturned into a constant appetite and strong yearning for love, family,friends and men.Although the reader is drawn into the world of hunger, wanderings,turmoil and abandonment, the impression the book leaves upon thereader is one of triumph. The hero, Wilhelmina, lives her challenginglife with humor and acceptance of herself and the world .The stations of her international life journey are Asian Uzbekistan, adisplaced persons camp in Germany, young Israel and other locations allover the world.
She shares her religious experience in Judaism, PravoslavicChristianity, and Islam in an honest and authentic voice. The book’s styleis original and unique and the puzzle of an exotic, colorful worldviewcreates an appetite for more.Heavenly Bread Crusts is a fringe holocaust memoir, says Prof. Yaoz Kest,holocaust researcher. Even though Wilhelminas book concentrates on theJewish experience, it is an international reading experience, portrayingthe amazing capability of man to survive harrowing experiences.The writer and poet, Wilhemina, originally published Heavenly BreadCrusts in Hebrew as well as book of poetry.
The story, Dinia and the UzbekiDance won a national Israeli writing competition. In 2015 she won theGolden Inkwell from the Association of Hebrew Writers. Wilhemina isan educator and lecturer at an Israeli college and as researcher, publishedseveral papers in Israel and worldwide.