Kinder Memories of World War II depicts the life of the author as a child in Heidelberg, Germany, during the Second World War and the times right thereafter during the occupation by the Americans.
Being protected by parents, life is lived as normal as possible, going to school, taking piano lessons, even traveling. But there is also the constant fear of being bombed, little food, alarms blaring day and night, constant blackouts, seeking shelter, and at the end, living in the cellar.
The book itself tells of many day-to-day occurrences during that dark time in Germany up until the fear of the conquering enemies, which led to the destruction by the Germans of the bridges crossing the Neckar River.
When the occupation of the Americans happened, it brought with it many new "adventures" as only children would call it, but also brought new problems. Most importantly though, it brought with it freedom and the end of fear, and best of all, the moving out of the cellar. After that, it brought about travel to Switzerland, the attendance of schools without interruption, and learning things American.