Authors to sign WWII memoir

Posted Nov. 20, 2013, at 7:12 a.m.

Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.


BANGOR, Maine — Philomena Baker and Kathryn Olmstead will sign copies of their book “Flight to Freedom: World War II through the eyes of a child” in the Bangor area.
Signings will be held at 12:30 p.m. Nov. 20, at Orono Public Library; 6:30 p.m. Nov. 21, at Edythe L. Dyer Library in Hampden; 11 a.m. Nov. 21, at Hammond Street Senior Center, Bangor; and 4 p.m. Nov. 21, at BookMarc’s in downtown Bangor.
        Previewed in 2010 as a seven-part series in Bangor Daily News, “Flight to Freedom” documents Baker’s experience as a German refugee during World War II. Evacuated from Odessa on a train for wounded German soldiers, Baker and her mother walked most of the way to American-occupied Germany. Her story concludes in Maine, initially Fort Kent and eventually Hampden, where she became a well-known portrait photographer.
        “Flight to Freedom” is available at Maine bookstores, Amazon,, and for cash and checks only at the signings.