Born prior to WWII Giselle Roeder spent her early life in the relatively tranquil setting of a rural village in Pomerania, the most eastern part of Germany ceeded to Poland in 1945. The bloody trauma of the fighting between the advancing Russians and the retreating German army in her neighborhood meant that thousands of people, including her family became displaced persons. Despite the interruptions in her education Giselle qualified as a Physical Education teacher in what was known as East Germany before she escaped to the West via Berlin. In West Germany she was obliged to start her life all over again, recommence her training and eventually became a health educator.
Following her emigration to Canada in 1963, Giselle succeeded in business and became wellknown as an international public speaker in the developing alternative health field.
She jokes about her first full English sentence, spoken to a salesman at her door two days after her arrival in Canada: "My - man - is - not home."
Giselle has written three books: two about healthy living and her latest is her memoir "We Don't Talk About That" covering the amazing story of survival during her first thirty years.