Because his estranged father was off fighting the war as a Luftwaffe officer, young Wolfgang was forced to become the head of his household, scavenging for provisions and scraps with which to feed his family. Despite his best efforts, his mother still found herself forced to do the unthinkable to survive, and his mother's sacrifices are young Wolfgang's worst nightmares. Somehow, with the resilience only children can muster, he maintains his youth and innocence in little ways. In the end, the Samuels begin life anew in America, and Wolfgang eventually goes on to a thirty-year career in the U.S. Air Force.
Bringing fresh insight to the dark history of Nazi Germany and the horror left in its wake, German Boy records the valuable recollections of an innocent's incredible journey.
- ISBN-13: 9780767908245
- ISBN-10: 0767908244
- Publisher: Broadway Books
- Publish Date: October 2001
- Page Count: 448
- Dimensions: 8.38 x 5.58 x 1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 0.77 pounds