Liesje Wagner

This week we talk with Liesje Wagner. Liesje is the oldest daughter of Corrie Gelauf – the Corrie featured in Leisje’s latest book, Corrie and the Rose Accordion: Dutch Girl, Hitler’s War, Symbol of Hope. Liesje was born in The Hague, Holland, in 1954 when Holland was still struggling to provide food, shelter and work for its citizens. Her young parents were sponsored by the Dutch Government to immigrate to a new and grand country called Canada from where their liberators, Canadian soldiers, had come. In 1957, they arrived in Toronto, Canada after crossing the ocean to New York where the Statue of Liberty lit up in the night as if to welcome them to the new continent. Liesje is an actor, certified speaker, and author of two other books, but Corrie and the Rose Accordion is the first to be written under her real name. She lives in Brighton specifically to be close to her parents, Corrie and Rudy, who are 86 and 89 respectively.

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