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German Boy : A Child in War

by Wolfgang W. E. Samuel
| Item # P1726
German Boy : A Child in War P1726
Format: Paperback
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"I think "German Boy" has all the qualities of greatness. I love the book." -- from the Foreword by Stephen Ambrose 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 left his home with his mother and sister and ended up in war-torn Strasbourg before being forced farther west into a disease-ridden refugee camp. "German Boy" 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, rape, hunger, and constant fear. Because his 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 her sacrifices became Wolfgang's worst nightmares. Somehow, with the resilience only children can muster, he maintained his youth and innocence in little ways-making friends with other young refugees, playing games with shrapnel, delighting in the planes flown by the Americans and the candies the GIs brought. 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.

Product Information

  • AuthorWolfgang W. E. Samuel
  • Page Count448
  • ISBN100767908244
  • ISBN139780767908245
  • PublisherBroadway Books
  • Year Published2001
  • SubjectGeneral & world history
    Second World War
    European history
  • ForwardStephen E. Ambrose
  • ImprintBroadway

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