Elizabeth B. Walter was born
in Karlsdorf, Yugoslavia. She spent almost three
years in Communist Yugoslavian concentration camps
AFTER World War II. Why? Because she was an ethnic
German. She and her family escaped on foot across
Hungary to Austria. The family was reunited with her
father in bombed out Munich, Germany. In 1950 the
family emigrated to America.
On September 8th 1998
Ms. Walter received the prestigious American Legion
Auxiliary 1998 Woman of the Year award for sharing
her personal story of survival in the face of
physical and emotional suffering, by writing the
book Barefoot in the Rubble, to inform the
public about the inhumanity of post-war ethnic
cleansing that continues to this day!