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German Boy : A Child in War
by Wolfgang Samuel




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As the Third Reich crumbled in 1945, scores of Germans scrambled to flee the advancing Russian troops. Among them was a little boy named Wolfgang Samuel, who, along with his mother and sister, left his home and ended up in bombed-out Strasburg, France, before being forced farther west into a disease-ridden refugee camp. Here is the vivid, true story of their fight for survival as the tables of power turned and, for reasons Wolfgang was too young to understand, his broken family suffered arbitrary arrest, hunger, and constant fear.

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.

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Overview

As the Third Reich crumbled in 1945, scores of Germans scrambled to flee the advancing Russian troops. Among them was a little boy named Wolfgang Samuel, who, along with his mother and sister, left his home and ended up in bombed-out Strasburg, France, before being forced farther west into a disease-ridden refugee camp. Here is the vivid, true story of their fight for survival as the tables of power turned and, for reasons Wolfgang was too young to understand, his broken family suffered arbitrary arrest, hunger, and constant fear.

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.


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  • ISBN-13: 9780767908245
  • ISBN-10: 0767908244
  • Publisher: Crown Publishing Group (NY)
  • Publish Date: October 2001
  • Page Count: 448
  • Dimensions: 8.38 x 5.58 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.77 pounds


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